I have this problem that apache hangs when I start it from command line with fx.:
service httpd start
The message in error_log is like this for a coupple of starts:
[Tue Aug 17 08:33:44 2004] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Tue Aug 17 08:38:46 2004] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Tue Aug 17 08:43:58 2004] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
I have tried waiting up to 24 minutes without luck.
If I restart the hole system (shutdown -r) the apache starts with no problem - but I cannot live with that in the long run.
I am running Apache 2.0.50 on Fedora Core 1.
Hardware: pentium 4, 2.8 Ghz, 1 GB RAM.
1) Any suggestions how to solve the problem?
2) What module is behind this digest authentication ?
: ok I guess it must be mod_auth_digest.c