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Old 01-29-2010, 01:53 AM   #1
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Httpd failed to start


I just installed Fedora core 11 and am trying to get httpd to start, but it gives me a [failed] message. When I run it with -e DEBUG, i get an error message like:

"failure in name resolution, unable to find IPv4 address of 'uaserver'" In the httpd.conf I have my hostName set to localhost.

Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 01-29-2010, 03:39 AM   #2
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show the output of the following command

cat /etc/hosts
 
Old 01-29-2010, 03:43 AM   #3
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I think that you are trying to run an apache server on you local computer. Am I correct?

Apache wants to pair 'uaserver' with an IP and it is not working.

If you are working with network enabled (ethernet cable plugged in),

ping uaserver

If it doesn't respond with an IP, you need to change it in httpd.conf to something that does, for example 'localhost', or add 'uaserver' to your /etc/hosts file with a correct IP address.

If you are working with network disabled, apache cannot resolve the name, because the network is disabled. Then perhaps comment out the line 90 in your /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file, it looks like this:

LoadModule unique_id_module modules/mod_unique_id.so.

This module checks that your hostname is unique and correctly mates with your IP address. If you're not using a network then commenting this out should be just fine.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 05:20 AM   #4
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halfstep
you might want to read then reread the apache docs
then set up your server
http://httpd.apache.org/
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/invoking.html

ps fedora is NOT a good choice to run a server on do to the 13 month life cycle
fedora 11 will hit it's END OF LIFE in about 5 months
 
Old 01-29-2010, 08:52 AM   #5
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The output of cat /etc/hosts gives me a list of all the localhost/localdomain.

~routers
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost and a few others

San-Raal
Yes at the moment the box is not connected to the internet. The string uaserver does not appear anywhere in httpd.conf. The server name specified there is localhost. uaserver is my computers name, but I'm not quite sure how that ties in. I did not see that line in my httpd.conf

John VV
What distro would you suggest?
 
Old 01-29-2010, 04:29 PM   #6
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if you want to stay with a rpm based system thin i would use CentOS 5.4 or buy RHEL 5.4
 
Old 01-29-2010, 05:01 PM   #7
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when not connected, both entries should be "localhost"
or 127.0.01

Code:
Listen 127.0.0.1:80

ServerName 127.0.0.1:80
using IP addresses eliminates the need of any name resolution
(eg DNS or /etc/hosts).

You also could load a dummy module

Code:
modprobe dummy
gives you "dummy0" which you can configure like any other NIC.
If you wrap that in a SystemV start-up script you will always
have one interface up. I wont give you any outside connection though.

I am using this for testing only, eg a web-server on my laptop.

Last edited by phlyer; 01-29-2010 at 05:03 PM.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 06:41 PM   #8
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ok, I'm not sure what the config problem was on fedora, but I went ahead and followed John's advice and installed CentOS 5 and was able to get httpd started fairly easily.

Thanks for the help
 
  


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