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I set up an account at dyndns and set up a "Host with IP" account.
filefarm.selfip.com is the address to the server I'm trying to set up.
As I understand, after you setup xampp you can go to http://localhost (resolved to 127.0.0.1, I checked) and it'll take you to a setup page where you can configure account names and passwords for the server (which'll clear up my problem of not being able to log in as user:root pass: <none>)
However, tying http://localhost or 127.0.0.1 returns the "... is taking too long to respond" error.
I browsed to /opt/lampp/htdocs and located the index.html file and opened it with firefox. index.html returned "Cannot find file at /xampp/".
I browsed to /opt/lampp/htdocs/xampp and found many files, but I can't figure out which one index.html is supposed to be looking opening.
So to recap: http://localhost times out
index.html in /opt/lampp/htdocs returns error "cannot find file at /xampp/"
because of that I can't edit settings in xampp.
Are you sure xampp started correctly after installation? What do you get for the following?
sudo /bin/netstat -nap | grep httpd
I haven't used xampp but the docs here cover installation, starting and testing so they may help.
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unix 2.....[ ACC ]....STREAM.....LISTENING...20515....5748/httpd...../
Also, I clicked your link, that's the site I followed that got me to where I am, I looked through their articles again and I still see nothing relevant to localhost not working right, it says "to test, browse to http://localhost" or something similar, and I don't see an in depth man page and the FAQ page doesn't cover it.
@gilead, my system responds similarly:
Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.5.6a...
XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP5)...
XAMPP: Starting MySQL...
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...
XAMP for Linux started.
Good thought, I did have Samba installed but was intimidated by the lack of a GUI and I never removed it, so I just removed it via synaptic and tried localhost and 127.0.0.1 again, it still times out.
I'm too new at this to really bounce things off of you guys... any more ideas?
Thanks for all your continued help
No firewall yet unless one comes preinstalled/activated, I intend to get firestarter once I actually get this thing working. I don't have any personal info on this comp right now and would rather get things working without that complication, then recomplicate it
Last edited by SimbaSpirit; 02-05-2008 at 01:11 AM.
/var/log/apache2/error_log doesn't exist on my system (/var/log/ is as far as I get) and searching for it returns a couple of logs under LAMPP/lib/PHP
and one in opt/lampp/logs
All errors relate to me trying to log into the server from my laptop and being shot down
This appears a few times as a warning:
[Mon Feb 04 21:02:17 2008] [warn] RSA server certificate is a CA certificate (BasicConstraints: CA == TRUE !?)
[Mon Feb 04 21:02:17 2008] [warn] RSA server certificate CommonName (CN) `localhost' does NOT match server name!?
and all notices say something like:
[Mon Feb 04 21:02:18 2008] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Mon Feb 04 21:02:24 2008] [notice] Digest: done