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Old 03-23-2011, 05:41 AM   #1
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Correct Fix: httpd: Could not determine the server's fully qualified domain name....


Hi,
I get the following error while starting apache httpd

Code:
httpd: Could not determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using <Server's-ip-address> for ServerName
I googled it and have come across the following solutions, all of them involve changing the ServerName setting in httpd.conf:
  1. ServerName localhost
  2. ServerName www.example.com:80
  3. ServerName <ip-address-of-server>
  4. ServerName <hostname-of-machine/FQDN>

I am setting up httpd to be accessed from over a LAN, so i don't have a .com domain name.
I am thinking of going with the first option, it seems to be working...

i am hoping someone here could point out any possible issues this may cause.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 03-23-2011, 06:40 AM   #2
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You should be able to use just ServerName SERVERNAME. Also look at your /etc/hosts file and make sure everything is correct.
 
Old 03-23-2011, 06:47 AM   #3
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You should be able to use just ServerName SERVERNAME. Also look at your /etc/hosts file and make sure everything is correct.
by SERVERNAME do you mean the machine's hostname?

Will using
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ServerName localhost
cause any issues? i mean is it a wrong way to configure apache? i will be using the server Only on the LAN.

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Old 03-23-2011, 06:54 AM   #4
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Since it is only on a LAN, technically you could, but I would use the machine's hostname rather than anything else.
 
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:55 AM   #5
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thanks...i am using the machine's hostname
 
Old 03-28-2011, 12:24 PM   #6
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Cool, glad to hear you got it solved!

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