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#1 JohnBoyMan  Icon User is offline

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web server not connecting to external ip

Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:49 PM

Hello all, i have been trying to get my c++ web server working for a week, now and it is driving me mad. I have aquired this server so far.

It does work properly on my computer. I have a computer that is not on a router, its connected right to my external ip address. When running on my computer i can type my external ip address into my browser and get a response from my server. This is good, but from another computer it will not work. I also made sure that no firewalls are turned on, and port forwarding is out of the question. So somthings wrong and i dont know what it is, please help before i pull my hair out! thanks people

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Re: web server not connecting to external ip

Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:15 PM

This is one of two things :

1.) if your computer is behind a router, you need to forward any port 80 requests from the router to the internal ip address.
2.) Your isp may not allow traffic on port 80 to residential customers.
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