First of all, thank you so much for this community and this software. I love the concept of portable apps.
Now, for my question. I'd like to run the xampplite package (needing only apache, mysql, and php) from my local system with local access only. That is localhost alone with no external network access at all.
I've performed two modifications so far:
Apache: I added the line "Listen 127.0.0.1" to my httpd.conf which seems to have worked, as visiting 127.0.0.1 in my browser gives me the normal routine and such, but visiting my ip address with my browser returns an error page of unable to connect. Was this sufficient? I want to disable all network access, as in a port scan would turn up nothing.
MySQL: Same idea as above. I modified the my.cnf file to contain the line bind-address=127.0.0.1 in the [mysqld] section. Again is this adequate?
Do I need to perform a similar modification for PHP? Are there any other services in the xampplite package that I need to modify?
I'd like these services to run locally only. No local network access, no wide network access. Any port scans on my system should return no hits of these services.
Thank you so much.