Apache Question - Securing against unwanted use with cable modem

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Special Forums Cybersecurity Apache Question - Securing against unwanted use with cable modem
# 1  
Old 05-01-2005
Apache Question - Securing against unwanted use with cable modem

I have built a Linux machine in my home using Mepis Linux and I'm running Apache on it.

I want to use Apache on my machine and use it as testing area for web pages and other applications.

I use a cable modem to connect to the internet. The Linux box is connected to a router, which connects to the modem.

My cable internet provider forbids people using their regular home line to hook up a web server and serve pages.

All I want to do is test pages, not serve them to the rest of the Internet.

What do I do to run Apache on my Linux box, but make sure that on I can see it in my home and not accidently turn my machine into a server that the whole world can see or peek into?

Thanks! Smilie
# 2  
Old 05-03-2005
listen to specific IP

try modify

listen xx.xx.xx.xx

in httpd.conf

and bind it to the local adress, not to the interface opened by the modem connection. So your provider won't see it.

# 3  
Old 05-07-2005
well since your router will be doing nat for you more than likely, then your linux box should have an internal ip address. So unless you forward the correct port on the router to the linux box, then no one should be able to see it. This is all assuming that you have an internal ip and your router is doing nat for you
# 4  
Old 10-03-2005
i recently read a thing you posted on bboard.scifi.com and you said they discoverd a semi- aquatic antelope and gave its scientific name cetaformia anthalopus and that dosent exisit at all! that its remains were at berkeley museum of natural history and they have never heard of it. oh yea Dr. J. walden pond is not a person and defiently not a doctor and Khymer rouge dosent exist either also there is no Director of special collections named Dr. Stephanie Alderton. so you are a bull shiter and i hate you
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. OS X (Apple)

Cannot access UNIX.com with new cable modem

Hi. I have a very strange problem, so strange I don't even know which sub-forum to post it to. Last week, my cable modem broke, so I took it back and got a new one. The new one doesn't work with my old router so, for now, I have to connect the modem directly to my Mac with an ethernet... (14 Replies)
Discussion started by: Scott
14 Replies

2. Solaris

Is the cable you are using a null modem cable or a modem cable

Hi all, Is there any difference between a null modem cable or a modem cable ? i assume that a null modem cable is a normal cable that i used from cpu serial ports to a modem for dialup. please correct if i am wrong, thks (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: waterbear
2 Replies

3. BSD

cable modem problem

hi I want to setup my cable modem under OpenBSD. I did not configure my network while installing the system. When I type, I get # ifconfig -a lo0 : .... ... ... rl0 : .... ... ... vr0 : ... ... ... I have two network cards (the machine will be a router). I created... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: fnoyan
1 Replies

4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

cable modem to sparc

hi , i have sparc machine , i want to connect my le0 (ethernet interface) directly to cable modem , i have created a file resolv.conf,hosts, dhcp.le0,defaultrouter,nisswitch,hostname.le0. i dont know my cable companies <domain name> and <name server assigned to me> , also they even dont know how... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: raju
5 Replies

5. IP Networking

DHCP Linux and cable modem

I can do all this in windows, but Im trying to run the SuSe 8.0 professional as a gateway. I have the local (private) LAN setup with no problems, but Im having troubles getting it to use DHCP to go out on the external card to the service provider, which only uses Dynamic IP's. WHere, what and how... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: ftn96
3 Replies

6. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Is anyone using unix with cable modem

Is anyone using a cable modem with unix and if so does your cable co. support unix or did you get that going on your own and how. Thank you for all your help. (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: gparsons70
5 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

can't get my cable modem up

Caldera eDesktop 2.4 - Cable Modem my NIC card has been detected, but funny scenario: #dmesg eth0: RealTek rtl8139 Fast Ethernet at 0x2400, IRQ 0, 00:50:ba:43:a0:ef /*I noticed that it detected the correct module (rtl8139) but I'm using D-Link and not RealTek, which uses the same module.... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: zorro
1 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Linux and my cable modem

I recently installed Caldera 2.4 (successfully:p ), but I cannot seem to get my cable modem up and running! My ISP is AT&T and I'm using @home. I've tried using DHCP and that didn't work either. I briefly read the cable modem HOWTO, but the lsmod didn't list my network card (3COM). What do I do now? (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: zorro
4 Replies

9. IP Networking

unix and the cable modem

If the cable modem that the cable company is using doesn't support unix is there a way around that . Are there drivers I can get online or is there a way to configure redhat lenix (that's what I will be using) to work with the cable modem. Or is there a way to buy a third party cable modem that... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: gparsons70
3 Replies

10. IP Networking

cofiguring cable modem in red hat 7.1

It was easy in mandrake, but i don't know how in red hat. I have an Allied Telesyn AT2400/ET If it's possible in mandrake then i know it's possible in red hat. (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: walrus
5 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Featured Tech Videos