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Old 04-09-2005, 08:58 AM   #1
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can't trace frequent apache crash/automagic restart error

Been getting this about 3-5 times a day on this server

"apache failed @ Fri Apr 8 22:46:13 2005. A restart was attempted automagicly"

This is the error log, that piece at that time

[Fri Apr 8 22:43:51 2005] [error] [client xxx.5.88.105] Options FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch is off which implies that RewriteRule directive is forbidden: /home/cpuser/public_html/_vti_$
[Fri Apr 8 22:43:51 2005] [error] [client xxx.5.88.105] File does not exist: /home/cpuser/public_html/403.shtml
[Fri Apr 8 22:46:30 2005] [warn] pid file /usr/local/apache/logs/ overwritten -- Unclean shutdown of previous Apache run?
[Fri Apr 8 22:46:30 2005] [notice] Apache configured -- resuming normal operations
[Fri Apr 8 22:46:30 2005] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/local/apache/bin/suexec)
[Fri Apr 8 22:46:30 2005] [notice] Accept mutex: sysvsem (Default: sysvsem)
[Fri Apr 8 22:46:35 2005] [error] [client xxx.5.88.105] Options FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch is off which implies that RewriteRule directive is forbidden: /home/cpuser/public_html/_vti_$
[Fri Apr 8 22:46:35 2005] [error] [client xxx.5.88.105] File does not exist: /home/cpuser/public_html/403.shtml

I even disabled mod_dosevasive, antidos and did
/scripts/upcp --force
Modify Apache Memory Usage

I cleaned out the domain log as well (wasn't even large). The server cpu/memory load is also minimal always as well.

Any ideas on this? I couldn't find anything related to the errors. Searched for "SymLinksIfOwnerMatch is of" and "RewriteRule directive is forbidden", nothing pertaining to this.

cpanel / whm 10.1.x
Dual Xeon / 2GB memory
Apache 1.33.1x
Old 04-09-2005, 09:13 AM   #2
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Is this your box (dedicated) or a a shared host?

One way or another, you need "Options FollowSymLinks" added to the apache configs for the directory thats trying to call mod_rewrite (look for "rewriterule")

If you're in a shared hosting environment, you can add this to your .htaccess (assuming your provider allows it)


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