hey thanks for the feedback! I had a look in /var/log/messages and couldnt see anything blatant on httpd or apache, and there was literally nothing in error_log.
I checked /etc/hosts and found that my hostname stated was different to my actual hostname, i corrected it, and fixed the problem.
i still get exaclty the same error message, but i get [ OK ] instead! this is only on my internal lan, i have yet to give it a cable connection, are the defaults causing errors? That aside, it works!