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By nichorton ·
Thank you all in advance for any help!

I am running 98SE with PWS running. I recently setup a cable modem and now I want to host my web site. Locally, the web site operates fine, ie, http://localhost or http://x.x.x.x both work for me.

However, when I have a friend try to access my web site by typing http://x.x.x.x via the internet their browser says "Page cannot be displayed".

My PWS is running. I have installed Norton Internet Security but I disabled it when my friend tried to connect.

What am I missing in order to host my web site?

Thanks!

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by McKayTech In reply to Personal Web Server

There are a couple of possibilities but the most likely is that your cable operator has port 80 blocked. Many broadband operators have recently blocked port 80 in response to various viral threats and if that is the case, you're probably out of luck because the Terms of Use generally prohibit Web-hosting behind a residential cable modem connection anyway so I doubt they would unblock it for you.

paul

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by McKayTech In reply to Personal Web Server

One point I missed in my response above is that you can test that theory by setting your Web server to listen on some other port (like maybe 81) and then have your friend try http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:81 and see if that brings it up.

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by nichorton In reply to Personal Web Server

Thanks Paul!

Now 1 more for the money...

I am familiar with IIS 4 and 5's specific port settings on web sites. Is it possible on 98's PWS? If so how?

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by McKayTech In reply to Personal Web Server

I don't have a machine handy to test this on, but if I recall correctly, the port setting is in a file called httpd.cnf. Come to think of it, I also seem to recall that Personal Web Server may only support non-standard port numbers higher than 1024so you may have to use something like 8080 rather than 81 as your alternate port number.

paul

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by McKayTech In reply to Personal Web Server

Oops! Earlier answer applied to FrontPage Web Server, not PWS. Here is the procedure for PWS:

Q173663 "How to Use Microsoft Personal Web Server on Different Port" (from the Microsoft Knowledge Base).

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by nichorton In reply to Personal Web Server

Well, I used q173663 to change the port to listen on 8080. I ran a TCP monitor and it is still listening on 80. If I try and browse to my web site using 80 it works. If i browse using 8080 I get cannot find server.

Why is the web server still listening on port 80?

Note: I installed the Server Extension Adminitrator when I installed Office 2000. Therefore, I am using MMC 1.0.

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