[Bio-Linux] Firewall rules for browsing virtual host on localhost

Keith Jolley keith.jolley at medawar.ox.ac.uk
Sat Nov 19 07:06:39 EST 2005

In case anybody else finds this useful, the solution was to set:


In /etc/narc.conf 

It was originally set to 'normal' which only allows addressed
packets through on lo.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: bio-linux-admin at ivsun01.nerc-oxford.ac.uk [mailto:bio-linux-
> admin at ivsun01.nerc-oxford.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Keith Jolley
> Sent: 17 November 2005 17:24
> To: bio-linux at ivsun01.nerc-oxford.ac.uk
> Subject: [Bio-Linux] Firewall rules for browsing virtual host on localhost
> I've run into a problem with the firewall as configured on Bio-Linux.  I
> have a number of web sites hosted on a Bio-Linux server - these are set up
> as named virtual hosts.  What I can't do with the firewall running is to
> browse these web sites from the Bio-Linux machine itself, although they
> are
> visible from other machines.  This normally isn't a problem but I would
> like
> to use htdig as a search engine on one of these sites, but this needs to
> be
> able to browse the local machine.
> Does anybody know what I need to do with narc.conf or narc-custom.conf in
> order to enable local browsing of virtual hosts?
> Thanks
> Keith
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