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I just installed Red Hat 9 this week....(it's sweet) but now I have run into some trouble. I'm trying to set up a webserver on my linux box and have been folowing the instructions of a Red Hat 9 book to do so. The problems is when I go to start up httpd under Service Configuration I get the folowing error after clicking start:
httpd failed. The error was: Starting httpd: [FAILED]
I thought maybe it was the way I had apache configured and I tried multiple ways of doing it. I'm using a residential dsl account from verizon and typing my IP address under the main tab for Server. I left available addresses to all addresses on port 80. Then under Virtual Hosts I put under Name my IP address again. Under document root directory I put the location of the html file. Host information I left to default virtual host and all requests on port 80. Then I save the setting and go to try and start httpd but it still won't start (same error msg). I noticed that when I boot it says that couldn't find localhost.localdomain or something like that and also IPtables invalid chain or something like that. I don't know if that has anything to do with it but I just thought I would give you as much info about my problem as possible. Excuse me for being naive when it comes to this stuff I'm new to Linux.
Ok I deleted and created the certificate and key as I found in another thread on this site. The individual that posted it was having the same exact problems as me. So I do it and then I do the /sbin/service httpd restart and it says failed...enter password....ok password accepted then failed again. Now that is when I'm root if I'm not I get the original msg that I was getting in the first place(see above). What am I doing wrong? I have rm'd the key and cert twice now and re-did it with the same results. I have been working on this for over 4 hrs now with nothing. It shouldn't be this hard should it? Anyway, please help I really need it.