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Old 01-21-2004, 08:55 PM   #1
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Talking How do I load a prog like Apache?


How do I load a prog like Apache? Very new to this OS ... sorry... I hope its easy to load a program. =)

By the way I am using Suse 7.0 personal...
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:08 PM   #2
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See the Apache documentation first.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:16 PM   #3
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get to know
apachectl
If you run it without any arguments it will show you a list of the things it can do.

Become familiar with
httpd.conf
That's the configuration file . It's very important. I'd tell you it's location, but it varies from distro to distro.

And as fancypiper notes, read the documentation. It's not that difficult to get working, but even if you get it working with little effort, read the docs if only to learn all it can do and the world of options you have available to you.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:59 PM   #4
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Until you get up to speed on the myriad of command line utilities and distro specific config tools, I would STRONGLY suggest you check out a utility called WEBMIN - it allows you to configure almost every aspect of your system and daemons such as apache , ftp, etc. DO GO BACK AND LEARN THE COMMAND LINE THOUGH!

here is how to get it going - really simple

go to www.webmin.com and download the RPM install file to a directory you can find later.

go to the directory and double click on the RPM file

a package manager utility (basically a software installation util) will open - every distro is a little different, but you will basically need to accept/or confirm that you want to go ahead with the install. this part should be pretty self explanatory

reboot - this step is so you dont have to load the daemon manually

open your favorite web browser and type http://localhost:10000

Webmin will prompt you to enter the root username and password

I believe that the section to start apache automatically is under the SYSTEM applet in Webmin... look for a util that lists all the services on your ssystem, allowing you to checkbox those you wish to launch at startup.

good luck!
 
Old 01-21-2004, 11:14 PM   #5
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lol, until you know the easy way the hard way is the easy way ;-)

webmin could help get you up and running, but you should be aware that it's another thing with a history of security problems. Basically you don't want to run any server you don't have to run. There was a notice on the bugtraq mailing list about apache 2 and mod_perl even today. For more info on webmin's history, check out
http://securityfocus.com/search
and search the BUGTRAQ list for webmin.

If you're going to be running servers, you might want to subscribe to the bugtraq mailing list. There's a nice digest option.
http://securityfocus.com/subscribe?listname=1

webmin is extremely powerful, which is precisely why one should be cautious using it. One of the first things you might want to learn is how to kill it, since if it's only running when you're actually using it, it reduces your risk.
 
  


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