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EschewPanache 08-19-2011 04:49 PM

apache2: "Could not reliably determine" gibberish as IP address!
 
Folks, when starting apache2, I get the "could not reliably determine server's fully qualified domain name..." with 0.42.104.53 as the server name! After searching for this, I find EVERY solution says the same thing, to add ServerName entry to httpd.conf. I have done this, and STILL get that response on start. Also, periodically (every 60 seconds) a reverse DNS lookup is done with this gibberish IP. This is apache 2.2.13 and tomcat 6.

frankbell 08-19-2011 10:50 PM

What did you add as the "fully qualified domain name"?

EschewPanache 08-20-2011 09:32 AM

FQDN
 
Thank you for replying, and I am glad to see your subject because the FDQN was something I did not understand. What I thought was needed was for my local host to have a FQDN, so I supposed it did not matter. So the entry was "127.0.0.1 localhost waldo.mysite.com". I thought that because all the replies to the "could not reliably..." thread said that. I look forward to having that cleared up. There was a 192.x.x.x address as well, my IP on our LAN, but I did not try that.


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