Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to browser question - little off topic

Posted by Jonathan Marsden on
I'd suggest testing access to port 80 of the desired web server using telnet:

10:06:13 jonathan@jm1:~$ telnet 80
Connected to (
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP-1.1

HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 09:06:40 GMT
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html


[lots of HTML output snipped]...

Connection closed by foreign host.
10:06:43 jonathan@jm1:~$ 

You need to press Enter twice after typing in the GET command. If you can't telnet to the web server's port, your browser won't be able to connect to it either, for the same reason. This is therefore a handy and 100% browser-independent test that you have appropriate connectivity to the web server concerned.