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I'm new to Mac and I'm trying to setup a simple webserver. I have configured apache, turned on websharing and turned off the firewall. I can connect to the ip address locally via a web browser but can't establish a connection to port 80 via a web browser or telnet from any other system. It's OS version 10.7.4. Is there anything else that may be blocking port 80 on in OSX that I'm unaware of? \

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migrated from Sep 16 '12 at 3:16

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Ok, so I was rebooting the mac and for a brief moment I was able to connect to port 80 from another system. But after the mac was fully restarted I was back to no access. It seems like something else is starting up that eventually blocks that port... but the firewall is disabled. Strange. – user54491 Sep 16 '12 at 1:01
another thought, I configured apache manually by editing the httpd.conf file. I'm not sure how that meshes with Web Sharing. – user54491 Sep 16 '12 at 1:03
So: stash that edited file somewhere, then try web sharing with the original httpd.conf file. This test should suggest whether the problem is with the edit or with something else. – GEdgar Sep 16 '12 at 13:12

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