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Okay I have a site on a linux box at my house set up with apache and I've checked the TOS of my internet provider. Now I need to know what to do beyond this. On my local network I can get to the site by entering the IP address of the computer. On the computer it's on, all I have to do is type "localhost". This is normal I presume, but how do I get it to be seen by others on the web?
 
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Do you have a static IP address? will make things easier!
Do you have a cable modem with a NAT firewall
 
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You need to configure your router to forward the appropriate port (the default is 80) to the internal IP of your linux box.
 

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I have a constantly changing IP, but I can get DDNS for that. The Cable modem does not have a firewall, but I have a router with a firewall. Do you recommend putting the linux box outside of the router or changing some of the routers config files?
 
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I, personally, don't recommend placing the linux box outside the router. I would suggest just configuring the router to forward the appropriate ports.
 
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