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By Verewolf ·
On Caldera Open linux 2.2 / kernel 2.2.5
AMD-K6 II / 128M ram / swap space 20M

Problem - telnet works fine in a text window. Netscape will not connect to any web site. It will connect to local files on the machine.
I am at an amateur level here. Apache is required as the background server, correct ? The fact that I can connect to local html files and view them indicates that Apache is running, correct again ? Well, in the process list Apache is shown running. So is my problem one of setting permissions in a text file ? My http ports are alive and well, meaning portmapper shows the connections are open. I feel I have stuffed up some port during programming but not quite sure where. Any leads appreciated.

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by petronil In reply to Apache problems

Can you resolve or lookup servers outside of your LAN? Did you enable your DNS on your machine? Can you not ping outside servers? Individual permissions are not problems when accessing your html files, maybe only on groups. If those questions aboveare okay then maybe you should take a look at your httpd if its running or not? hope this will help you and give you some leads in any way.

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by xanji In reply to Apache problems

Apache on your system is not required to browse web sites. Check /etc/resolv.conf, you must have a entry like
nameserver ip-address,
eg: nameserver 212.3.45.42, which is the nameserver to lookup for.
After you make a ppp connection to your ISP, type nslookup www.techrepublic.com, this should return the ip address of the website. If this works fine, then your problem may be with the browser. See if you are using any proxy configuration. If yes, use direct connection and try again.

If you have apache running on your system, in your browser enter http://127.0.0.1, you must see the apache test page(i.e if you have not changed anything after installing it). This means your Apache is up and running.

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