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Old 08-12-2004, 03:23 AM   #1
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Apache gives [alert] mod_unique_id: unable to gethostbyname ("")

Hello all,

I've been trying to get Apache 1.3.27 up and running, but I keep hitting the same wall:

[alert] mod_unique_id: unable to gethostbyname("(none)")

I've tried to set the httpd.conf's ServerName to my ip addy,, but it isn't recognized. I've added the line to my /etc/hosts and added the addy to my Listen line in my httpd.conf, and my hostname file is blank, as is evidenced by the (none). I don't have any exotic hardware, just an external cable modem that goes straight to eth0, and I'm running an otherwise well-behaved Slack 9.0. I can SSH into, so I know that I am up and on the network, I just can't seem to get the httpd server up. There have been several threads on that have helped (the thread with postid=584485#post584485 was particularly informative, if not helpful), but most of those fixes have not helped.

Any help recieved will be greatly appreciated,

Old 08-12-2004, 09:30 PM   #2
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This doesn't appear to have anything to do with Wireless, so I'll put it in here.
Old 08-13-2004, 03:19 AM   #3
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Yes, thank-you; I did put it in the wrong forum.
Old 08-13-2004, 05:01 PM   #4
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ServerName is used to set your servers name not it's IP.
Syntax: ServerName fully-qualified-domain-name
This problem is certainly a name lookup problem. See if you can resolve your ip address using nslookup


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