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I am having a little difficulty accessing pages that are on my server.

Under /var/www/html/ I have an index.html page, and when I try to access it from chrome, it times out.

The permissions on html/ are drwxr-xr-x and I am able to ping the IP just fine.

Do any of you have any suggestions on what could be the possible culprit here?

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found the answer, but i'm unable to submit for another 8 hours... run the following commands: service iptables stop; chkconfig iptables off; service httpd restart; – mohsen Jul 18 '12 at 7:11
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Just enable access of port 80 with iptables, why would you disable that service ?

# iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT && service iptables save

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