Help in configuring Apache for a Namecoin Domain

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q9245170
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Help in configuring Apache for a Namecoin Domain

Post by q9245170 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:34 pm

Dear friends. Please help me. I am a desperated dummie / newbie and feel like swimming through myriads of letters and numbers.

What I´ve done:

1) Install Namecoin Wallet on W8
2) Get Namecoins
3) Register a bit domain name (still pending)
4) Install and run Apache Webserver (XAMPP on Mavericks)
5) Test homepage up and running on 127.0.0.1 and internal network IP.

Question: What is the WAN (Internet) adress for my Apache html now ?
In other words: What do people now have to type in their browser adress fields to see my Apacke test homepage ?

Any help appreciated !

ryanc
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Re: Help in configuring Apache for a Namecoin Domain

Post by ryanc » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:08 pm

Namecoin does not have any sort of proxy system built into it. You need to port-forward port 80 on your router to your internal IP and then you'll use your external IP (search Google for "what is my IP") in your Namecoin domain record. Once that is done, people who have .bit domains enabled will be able to see the site.

q9245170
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Re: Help in configuring Apache for a Namecoin Domain

Post by q9245170 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:36 pm

Thanks Ryanc ! Did it - works ! :) :)

phelix
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Re: Help in configuring Apache for a Namecoin Domain

Post by phelix » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:49 pm

Do you have a static IP? Otherwise it will not work for long...
nx.bit - some namecoin stats
nf.bit - shortcut to this forum

biolizard89
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Re: Help in configuring Apache for a Namecoin Domain

Post by biolizard89 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:09 am

phelix wrote:Do you have a static IP? Otherwise it will not work for long...
DyName (see my signature) will allow usage of dynamic IP's.
Jeremy Rand, Lead Namecoin Application Engineer
NameID: id/jeremy
DyName: Dynamic DNS update client for .bit domains.

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