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Old 10-09-2003, 03:33 AM   #1
bruhv-ahh
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Question 2 questions related to my network and apache


ok, firstly, n00b warning

decided to ditch windows xp and install linux on my server, went with mandrake, and was happily suprised how quickly it was up and running, i was on irc and browsing the web in no time
server in question is a lowly p2 350mhz with 512MB ram. it ran xp reasonably well so i reckoned it'll be fine running linux, as it does indeed seem to.

at this point in time i have a couple of questions...

1:i can see no network. i am connected to the net through a linksys router, i have the ip i should, and the internet works fine, i just cannot see other computers on my network. maybe i'm looking in the wrong place

2:i cant put anything in my web folder. ie, apache is running at bruhv-ahh.kicks-ass.net/ but i cant change the content. if i try to go into webmin it reports that apache executable isn't even there, and to change the path. i figure this is because it looks set up to use apache 1.3(is looking for a running httpd executable), and by default my new os uses v2, but i can't find the httpd2 exe, so i cant change the path
i also tried changing the document root to a different folder, one i can write to, only to be hit with 'forbidden' :/

apologies if this is simple stuff to you all, but i really want/need to not have to install windows again, and i feel considerably out of my depth at the moment.

thanks in advance

oh, hi, nice place you got here... very spacious
 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:53 PM   #2
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1) If you mena using windows sharing you need to configure samba. To browse you can use a tool like linneighborhood:
http://www.bnro.de/~schmidjo/

2) Don't use webmin for apache change the config by hand it is safer. If you are getting forbidden messages then make sure that the user "apache" has read and execute permissions where appropriate.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 11:07 PM   #3
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Linnneighborhood is installed in Mandrake 9.1 I think by default: in KDE go to Networking>Remote Access.

You can also browse windows shares in Nautilus by typing "SMB:" in the address bar.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 12:47 PM   #4
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If you want to change the contents of your website, your apache folder for website content is located in /var/www/html. If you intend to run CGI and Perl scripts then you need to enable that on Apache, but I have no clue on how to do that.

And well, I have always used webmin for my apache configuration. It works just fine. Perhaps it is safer to do it by hand but it is not really easy for newbies I reckon.

The Apache root folder is located in /etc/httpd, and the path to the apache executeable is located at /usr/sbin/httpd2, assuming you chose for a standard RPM install and that you haven't compiled it yourself.
 
  


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