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Wiki server runs ok within LAN but not on the internet

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Ryo INOUE Calculating status...
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Jul 22, 2009 10:21 PM
Hi,

I've set up a web server (on my MacOSX v10.5.7) and made several groups to have Wiki enabled,
and it seems that the web and wiki services work fine from within my private LAN
(i.e. when I hit http://192.168.0.X/ on Safari.)

But when I try to access that server through the internet
(i.e. hitting http://123.123.123.123/ from outside the LAN),
although I can see the "Welcome" page and also even the list of available "Group Wikis and Blogs",
clicking one of them leads me to "404: No group with that name (foo) hosted on this server".
I can see no specific errorlog concerning that error in my Apache errolog.

My server is behind a NAT (router) so I've configured it to pass the port 80 through,
but is there any other port that I have to open to reach the Wikis?
Or could there be some other reasons?

Any suggestions are much appreciated.
Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • harry @ pmsi Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
    Hi,
    A search of this forum for "no group with that name hosted on server" will reveal several posts describing potential reasons for the failure to connect. There can be a wide range of issues and you have to track them down.

    A request for http://123.123.123.123/groups/<groupname> implies that you have setup your website with the domain name 123.123.123.123 and attached your services to that site. This is legitimate and should bypass any DNS issues. If WGM picks up the association when you assign the website to the group for services then it should connect. By putting the groupname in the request you should connect directly to the group web service so named.

    HTH,
    Harry
    mini 1.83 core 2 duo 2GB RAM + 500GB ext drive, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iMac G5, PB G4 (3), Ruby on Rails
  • MooMuir Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    Hi Ryo

    Harry's point about the domain name was that be accessing your site from external by using the IP address bypasses any possible Domain Name (DNS) problems.

    It's not a requirement that you use a domain name - it's best though that you get the whole site working before masking the IP Address with a domain name.

    In terms of the wiki, I have to say that I thought the wiki server was internal only (by design), so you may want to do a little more research to see if anyone is using the wiki server externally & successfully.
    Xserve 8Core, Mac Pro 4Core, 3 Mac Minis, 2 iPhones & iPod Touch, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Used to love my PC.... now I use it as a door stop.
  • D Little Calculating status...
    Wiki Server can be accessible both internally and externally. That is how I have mine set up. I would suggest checking the group properties in WGM to make sure that "Enable the following services for this group on" "Website" is setup for the site with Wiki and Blog checked and desired permissions.
    Macbook Pro / OS X Server 10.5, Mac OS X (10.5.7), OS X / Linux / Windows Network
  • Fordvw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same problem and with great frustration was able to solve through another post. Check the MAC address of the server in Preferences and compare it against the one listed in WGM. I have no servers and both did not match. I changed the one in WGM to match the correct one in Preferences.

    Best, Ford
    MacPro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Fordvw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I meant to say 2 servers not, no.
    MacPro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)

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