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Old 06-08-2004, 09:22 AM   #1
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Apache 2 configuration problems - Cannot resolve domain

Hullo all

I've recently installed apache 2 on my server (running Debian, managed by Bytemark hosting, it is a virtual server, using Usermode Linux). All is working well, apache is serving pages:

As can be seen. However I'm trying to get it to resolve the domain The information is on the DNS servers of the company who manage the server. They have confirmed that the information is up there, so there shouldn't be a problem there.

Here is my http.conf file:

Using the command ./apachectl -t (to check the syntax of httpd.conf) works fine, no errors there.

I've added the following line to the /etc/hosts file: cxv

I've even used wget (from the same server admittedly) to get the index.html page I've put up there, using:


But when I try the same with a browser (Firefox) it cannot resolve the host. I'm using Win XP to try and view the webpages. According to my log files everything is working too.

Would I need to add to my hosts file? Should I be adding a similar line to /etc/hosts.allow?

What have I missed? I'm getting rather confused as to what to try next!


Old 06-08-2004, 10:22 AM   #2
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Well your is pointing somewhere else and not at the IP address you've provided. it cannot, hence serve your pages


> set type=a
Non-authoritative answer:

Get them to point the "A" address of correctly and everything should be OK
Old 06-08-2004, 10:25 AM   #3
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if you add to the then yes it would work but ONLY on that computer. Not for everyone on world wide web.
Old 06-08-2004, 10:56 AM   #4
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My domain is *not* I'm assured by the guys running the nameservers that all the information has been added there correctly. That is why I'm thinking it is a Apache cinfiguration problem.


Old 06-09-2004, 02:02 AM   #5
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Hmmm... just try doing an nslookup
I don't get anything on that adress, so I'm sure the mistake is at the nameserver's side
when I do an nslookup on the ip adress it resolves to:
so My guess is that it is a nameserver problem.


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