The Tortui Blog

I’m still trying to figure out wordpress and I’m slowly making progress. I can access everything fine remotely. Right now I’m on the Mac laptop at home and logged into the UVM Campus VPN. I believe this effectively makes me a remote host.

However, when I am logged in locally, I have an access problem because wordpress expects to be accessed from a certain URL, in this case, tortui.net:8085. Since 8085 is portforwarded by my router to tortui.net:80, I can not access locally using that address. I even tried defining that address in my local hosts file but that still doesn’t work.

Author: korkiley

Systems Administrator at University of Vermont (retired as of 7/1/2012) Married Favorite Activities: Condor Glider Online Competition, Developing web sites, making espresso, and keeping a blog

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  1. OK. I solved this problem. I changed httpd.conf to listen on 8085. Then instead of forwarding port 8085 to port 80 on my servers local IP, I forward port 8085 to my servers IP but still to port 8085, not to port 80.

    Also, in my hosts file, I have a line:

    10.100.4.2 tortui.net

    That way, when I browse to http://tortui.net:8085 on the server, I’ll really be browsing to the local server IP.

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