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anilbh 06-20-2007 09:52 PM

problem starting apache
I had no problems with httpd until I started system-config-httpd . Now I get the following message, at startup . On doing service httpd restart the number 98 changes to 13 .
I dont want to tinker with the Conf file if there is some other way .

Starting httpd: (98)Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address [::]:80
(98)Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address
no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs

jmb2112 06-20-2007 10:02 PM

Do a netstat -l and see if there's another process hogging port 80.

anilbh 06-22-2007 04:04 AM

Thank you . Did a netstat -l , could not understand the output - there was no reference to ports . Ran nettool with port scan port 80 does not appear anywhere. What else can I do ?

tp11235 06-22-2007 01:49 PM

Setting up and configuring Apache is one of the easiest things to do in Linux. It is a good way to learn how to manage your system. You should read the documentation at - it is very good.

I use Gentoo where we generally set stuff up for ourselves so I do not know what system-config-httpd is supposed to do. However, we can start with some basic checks. Go find httpd.conf - it is probably somewhere like /etc or /etc/apache2 or similar.

Copy and paste it all in a reply and we can look at it. Also let us see the netstat -l output.

I used to get socket problems in MySQL when there was a permission problem with the directory that MySQL wanted to put the socket file into. The port is different but we will soon see what user Apache runs as and there may be a hint there.

I have no manual entry for the system-config-httpd because Gentoo does not use it - but you should try the command "man system-config-httpd" and see if you get told anything.



anilbh 06-23-2007 12:56 PM

Thank you very much . My confusion is that Apache was running until I started config-httpd. I have not read the manual . Maybe I will. Will post the netstat output too . I am on windows right now.

anilbh 06-23-2007 09:06 PM

Here is the netstat output
Active Internet connections (only servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State
tcp 0 0 *:mysql *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:netbios-ssn *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:ndmp *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 localhost:50000 *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 localhost:50002 *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 localhost:domain *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 localhost:ipp *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 localhost:rndc *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:microsoft-ds *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:ssh *:* LISTEN
udp 0 0 *:filenet-pa *:*
udp 0 0 *:*
udp 0 0 *:*
udp 0 0 *:netbios-ns *:*
udp 0 0 *:*
udp 0 0 *:*
udp 0 0 *:netbios-dgm *:*
udp 0 0 *:ndmp *:*
udp 0 0 *:*
udp 0 0 *:*
udp 0 0 *:*
udp 0 0 localhost:domain *:*
udp 0 0 *:bootps *:*
udp 0 0 *:filenet-cm *:*
raw 0 0 *:icmp *:* 7
Active UNIX domain sockets (only servers)
Proto RefCnt Flags Type State I-Node Path
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10252 @/tmp/dbus-fLHustr6V5
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 7896 /var/cache/samba/winbindd_privileged/pipe
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10323 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-b5c-0-6c68a0c043ac
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10342 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-b5e-0-5a6f612e9ace1
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10370 /tmp/.esd/socket
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10495 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-b6e-0-23aefd3784074
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10531 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-b70-0-4d8aa81babfbb
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10565 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-b79-0-46b8e804a2c0b
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 7808 /tmp/.font-unix/fs7100
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10734 /tmp/mapping-anil
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10573 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-b7b-0-46b8e804d7ee2
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10619 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-b7d-0-3ec9624867012
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10632 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-b83-0-186a18d8c36d1
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10023 /tmp/.gdm_socket
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10721 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-b94-0-364f03e836c2
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 7236 /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10754 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-b9f-0-21e50a3bc6b25
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10833 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-ba8-0-3423c70ce0559
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10875 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-bac-0-6633a720cacac
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10912 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-bae-0-7d18f16057f2
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10949 /tmp/ksocket-anil/kdeinit__0
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10951 /tmp/ksocket-anil/kdeinit-:0
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10956 /tmp/.ICE-unix/dcop3001-1182645760
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10979 /tmp/ksocket-anil/klauncheraNk21b.slave-socket
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 7648 /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 11040 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-bb2-0-49caa66bac943
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 11092 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-bcb-0-edb186b7a63e
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 11123 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-bd3-0-70b030bc1c4ee
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 11139 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-bd1-0-70b030bc50861
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 11156 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-bcd-0-70b030bc820e2
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 11190 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-bcf-0-14ea149a34832
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 11726 /tmp/ksocket-anil/localhost-0c74-467dbf42
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 12097 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-cd1-0-3a6c5581df941
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 8244 @/tmp/hald-runner/dbus-TQ0FG180vB
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10275 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-b56-0-4192fb48b06d5
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10284 /tmp/orbit-anil/linc-b16-0-7d9e5a48285bd
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10302 /tmp/.ICE-unix/2838
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10070 /tmp/.X11-unix/X0
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10243 /tmp/ssh-gWfVwn2838/agent.2838
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 7277 /var/run/sdp
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 7888 /var/run/winbindd/pipe
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 7429 /var/run/acpid.socket
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 8243 @/tmp/hald-local/dbus-2SXQmCQA1H
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 11009 @/tmp/fam-anil-
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 10311 /tmp/keyring-88gWye/socket

anilbh 06-23-2007 09:19 PM

here is the httpd.conf file
had to remove some comments as limit is 25000 chars.
### Section 1: Global Environmentning
ServerTokens OS
ServerRoot "/et
PidFile run/

Timeout 120

KeepAlive Off
MaxKeepAliveRequests 100
KeepAliveTimeout 15

<IfModule prefork.c>
StartServers 8
MinSpareServers 5
MaxSpareServers 20
ServerLimit 256
MaxClients 256
MaxRequestsPerChild 4000

<IfModule worker.c>
StartServers 2
MaxClients 150
MinSpareThreads 25
MaxSpareThreads 75
ThreadsPerChild 25
MaxRequestsPerChild 0

# Listen: Allows you to bind Apache to specific IP addresses and/or
# ports, in addition to the default. See also the <VirtualHost>
# directive.
# Change this to Listen on specific IP addresses as shown below to
# prevent Apache from glomming onto all bound IP addresses (
Listen 80

# Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) Support
# To be able to use the functionality of a module which was built as a DSO you
# have to place corresponding `LoadModule' lines at this location so the
# directives contained in it are actually available _before_ they are used.
# Statically compiled modules (those listed by `httpd -l') do not need
# to be loaded here.
# Example:
# LoadModule foo_module modules/
LoadModule auth_basic_module modules/
LoadModule auth_digest_module modules/
LoadModule authn_file_module modules/
LoadModule authn_alias_module modules/
LoadModule authn_anon_module modules/
LoadModule authn_dbm_module modules/
LoadModule authn_default_module modules/
LoadModule authz_host_module modules/
LoadModule authz_user_module modules/
LoadModule authz_owner_module modules/
LoadModule authz_groupfile_module modules/
LoadModule authz_dbm_module modules/
LoadModule authz_default_module modules/
LoadModule ldap_module modules/
LoadModule authnz_ldap_module modules/
LoadModule include_module modules/
LoadModule log_config_module modules/
LoadModule logio_module modules/
LoadModule env_module modules/
LoadModule ext_filter_module modules/
LoadModule mime_magic_module modules/
LoadModule expires_module modules/
LoadModule deflate_module modules/
LoadModule headers_module modules/
LoadModule usertrack_module modules/
LoadModule setenvif_module modules/
LoadModule mime_module modules/
LoadModule dav_module modules/
LoadModule status_module modules/
LoadModule autoindex_module modules/
LoadModule info_module modules/
LoadModule dav_fs_module modules/
LoadModule vhost_alias_module modules/
LoadModule negotiation_module modules/
LoadModule dir_module modules/
LoadModule actions_module modules/
LoadModule speling_module modules/
LoadModule userdir_module modules/
LoadModule alias_module modules/
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/
LoadModule proxy_module modules/
LoadModule proxy_balancer_module modules/
LoadModule proxy_ftp_module modules/
LoadModule proxy_http_module modules/
LoadModule proxy_connect_module modules/
LoadModule cache_module modules/
LoadModule suexec_module modules/
LoadModule disk_cache_module modules/
LoadModule file_cache_module modules/
LoadModule mem_cache_module modules/
LoadModule cgi_module modules/

# The following modules are not loaded by default:
#LoadModule cern_meta_module modules/
#LoadModule asis_module modules/

# Load config files from the config directory "/etc/httpd/conf.d".
Include conf.d/*.conf

# ExtendedStatus controls whether Apache will generate "full" status
# information (ExtendedStatus On) or just basic information (ExtendedStatus
# Off) when the "server-status" handler is called. The default is Off.
#ExtendedStatus On

# If you wish httpd to run as a different user or group, you must run
# httpd as root initially and it will switch.

User apache
Group apache

### Section 2: 'Main' server configuration
# The directives in this section set up the values used by the 'main'
# server, which responds to any requests that aren't handled by a
# <VirtualHost> definition. These values also provide defaults for
# any <VirtualHost> containers you may define later in the file.
# All of these directives may appear inside <VirtualHost> containers,
# in which case these default settings will be overridden for the
# virtual host being defined.


# UseCanonicalName: Determines how Apache constructs self-referencing
# URLs and the SERVER_NAME and SERVER_PORT variables.
# When set "Off", Apache will use the Hostname and Port supplied
# by the client. When set "On", Apache will use the value of the
# ServerName directive.
UseCanonicalName Off

# DocumentRoot: The directory out of which you will serve your
# documents. By default, all requests are taken from this directory, but
# symbolic links and aliases may be used to point to other locations.
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"

# Each directory to which Apache has access can be configured with respect
# to which services and features are allowed and/or disabled in that
# directory (and its subdirectories).
# First, we configure the "default" to be a very restrictive set of
# features.
<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None

# Note that from this point forward you must specifically allow
# particular features to be enabled - so if something's not working as
# you might expect, make sure that you have specifically enabled it
# below.

# This should be changed to whatever you set DocumentRoot to.
<Directory "/var/www/html">

# Possible values for the Options directive are "None", "All",
# or any combination of:
# Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks SymLinksifOwnerMatch ExecCGI MultiViews
# Note that "MultiViews" must be named *explicitly* --- "Options All"
# doesn't give it to you.
# The Options directive is both complicated and important. Please see
# for more information.
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks

# AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess files.
# It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords:
# Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
AllowOverride None

# Controls who can get stuff from this server.
Order allow,deny
Allow from all


# UserDir: The name of the directory that is appended onto a user's home
# directory if a ~user request is received.
# The path to the end user account 'public_html' directory must be
# accessible to the webserver userid. This usually means that ~userid
# must have permissions of 711, ~userid/public_html must have permissions
# of 755, and documents contained therein must be world-readable.
# Otherwise, the client will only receive a "403 Forbidden" message.
# See also:
<IfModule mod_userdir.c>
# UserDir is disabled by default since it can confirm the presence
# of a username on the system (depending on home directory
# permissions).
UserDir disable

# To enable requests to /~user/ to serve the user's public_html
# directory, remove the "UserDir disable" line above, and uncomment
# the following line instead:
#UserDir public_html


# Control access to UserDir directories. The following is an example
# for a site where these directories are restricted to read-only.
#<Directory /home/*/public_html>
# AllowOverride FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
# Options MultiViews Indexes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch IncludesNoExec
# Order allow,deny
# Allow from all
# </Limit>
# <LimitExcept GET POST OPTIONS>
# Order deny,allow
# Deny from all
# </LimitExcept>

DirectoryIndex index.html index.html.var

AccessFileName .htaccess

<Files ~ "^\.ht">
Order allow,deny
Deny from all

TypesConfig /etc/mime.types
DefaultType text/plain

# The mod_mime_magic module allows the server to use various hints from the
# contents of the file itself to determine its type. The MIMEMagicFile
# directive tells the module where the hint definitions are located.
<IfModule mod_mime_magic.c>
# MIMEMagicFile /usr/share/magic.mime
MIMEMagicFile conf/magic

# HostnameLookups: Log the names of clients or just their IP addresses
# e.g., (on) or (off).
# The default is off because it'd be overall better for the net if people
# had to knowingly turn this feature on, since enabling it means that
# each client request will result in AT LEAST one lookup request to the
# nameserver.
HostnameLookups Off

# ErrorLog: The location of the error log file.
# If you do not specify an ErrorLog directive within a <VirtualHost>
# container, error messages relating to that virtual host will be
# logged here. If you *do* define an error logfile for a <VirtualHost>
# container, that host's errors will be logged there and not here.
ErrorLog logs/error_log

# LogLevel: Control the number of messages logged to the error_log.
# Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
# alert, emerg.
LogLevel warn

# The following directives define some format nicknames for use with
# a CustomLog directive (see below).
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" combined
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b" common
LogFormat "%{Referer}i -> %U" referer
LogFormat "%{User-agent}i" agent

# "combinedio" includes actual counts of actual bytes received (%I) and sent (%O); this
# requires the mod_logio module to be loaded.
#LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\" %I %O" combinedio

# The location and format of the access logfile (Common Logfile Format).
# If you do not define any access logfiles within a <VirtualHost>
# container, they will be logged here. Contrariwise, if you *do*
# define per-<VirtualHost> access logfiles, transactions will be
# logged therein and *not* in this file.
#CustomLog logs/access_log common

# If you would like to have separate agent and referer logfiles, uncomment
# the following directives.
#CustomLog logs/referer_log referer
#CustomLog logs/agent_log agent

# For a single logfile with access, agent, and referer information
# (Combined Logfile Format), use the following directive:
CustomLog logs/access_log combined

# Optionally add a line containing the server version and virtual host
# name to server-generated pages (internal error documents, FTP directory
# listings, mod_status and mod_info output etc., but not CGI generated
# documents or custom error documents).
# Set to "EMail" to also include a mailto: link to the ServerAdmin.
# Set to one of: On | Off | EMail
ServerSignature On

# Aliases: Add here as many aliases as you need (with no limit). The format is
# Alias fakename realname
# Note that if you include a trailing / on fakename then the server will
# require it to be present in the URL. So "/icons" isn't aliased in this
# example, only "/icons/". If the fakename is slash-terminated, then the
# realname must also be slash terminated, and if the fakename omits the
# trailing slash, the realname must also omit it.
# We include the /icons/ alias for FancyIndexed directory listings. If you
# do not use FancyIndexing, you may comment this out.
Alias /icons/ "/var/www/icons/"

<Directory "/var/www/icons">
Options Indexes MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

# WebDAV module configuration section.
<IfModule mod_dav_fs.c>
# Location of the WebDAV lock database.
DAVLockDB /var/lib/dav/lockdb

# ScriptAlias: This controls which directories contain server scripts.
# ScriptAliases are essentially the same as Aliases, except that
# documents in the realname directory are treated as applications and
# run by the server when requested rather than as documents sent to the client.
# The same rules about trailing "/" apply to ScriptAlias directives as to
# Alias.
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/"

# "/var/www/cgi-bin" should be changed to whatever your ScriptAliased
# CGI directory exists, if you have that configured.
<Directory "/var/www/cgi-bin">
AllowOverride None
Options None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

IndexOptions FancyIndexing VersionSort NameWidth=* HTMLTable
AddIconByEncoding (CMP,/icons/compressed.gif) x-compress x-gzip

AddIconByType (TXT,/icons/text.gif) text/*
AddIconByType (IMG,/icons/image2.gif) image/*
AddIconByType (SND,/icons/sound2.gif) audio/*
AddIconByType (VID,/icons/movie.gif) video/*

AddIcon /icons/binary.gif .bin .exe
AddIcon /icons/binhex.gif .hqx
AddIcon /icons/tar.gif .tar
AddIcon /icons/world2.gif .wrl .wrl.gz .vrml .vrm .iv
AddIcon /icons/compressed.gif .Z .z .tgz .gz .zip
AddIcon /icons/a.gif .ps .ai .eps
AddIcon /icons/layout.gif .html .shtml .htm .pdf
AddIcon /icons/text.gif .txt
AddIcon /icons/c.gif .c
AddIcon /icons/p.gif .pl .py
AddIcon /icons/f.gif .for
AddIcon /icons/dvi.gif .dvi
AddIcon /icons/uuencoded.gif .uu
AddIcon /icons/script.gif .conf .sh .shar .csh .ksh .tcl
AddIcon /icons/tex.gif .tex
AddIcon /icons/bomb.gif core

AddIcon /icons/back.gif ..
AddIcon /icons/hand.right.gif README
AddIcon /icons/folder.gif ^^DIRECTORY^^
AddIcon /icons/blank.gif ^^BLANKICON^^

# DefaultIcon is which icon to show for files which do not have an icon
# explicitly set.
DefaultIcon /icons/unknown.gif
# ReadmeName is the name of the README file the server will look for by
# default, and append to directory listings.
# HeaderName is the name of a file which should be prepended to
# directory indexes.
ReadmeName README.html
HeaderName HEADER.html
IndexIgnore .??* *~ *# HEADER* README* RCS CVS *,v *,t
AddLanguage ca .ca
AddLanguage cs .cz .cs
AddLanguage da .dk
AddLanguage de .de
AddLanguage el .el
AddLanguage en .en
AddLanguage eo .eo
AddLanguage es .es
AddLanguage et .et
AddLanguage fr .fr
AddLanguage he .he
AddLanguage hr .hr
AddLanguage it .it
AddLanguage ja .ja
AddLanguage ko .ko
AddLanguage ltz .ltz
AddLanguage nl .nl
AddLanguage nn .nn
AddLanguage no .no
AddLanguage pl .po
AddLanguage pt .pt
AddLanguage pt-BR .pt-br
AddLanguage ru .ru
AddLanguage sv .sv
AddLanguage zh-CN .zh-cn
AddLanguage zh-TW .zh-tw

# LanguagePriority allows you to give precedence to some languages
# in case of a tie during content negotiation.
# Just list the languages in decreasing order of preference. We have
# more or less alphabetized them here. You probably want to change this.
LanguagePriority en ca cs da de el eo es et fr he hr it ja ko ltz nl nn no pl pt pt-BR ru sv zh-CN zh-TW

# ForceLanguagePriority allows you to serve a result page rather than
# MULTIPLE CHOICES (Prefer) [in case of a tie] or NOT ACCEPTABLE (Fallback)
# [in case no accepted languages matched the available variants]
ForceLanguagePriority Prefer Fallback

# Specify a default charset for all content served; this enables
# interpretation of all content as UTF-8 by default. To use the
# default browser choice (ISO-8859-1), or to allow the META tags
# in HTML content to override this choice, comment out this
# directive:
AddDefaultCharset UTF-8

# AddType allows you to add to or override the MIME configuration
# file mime.types for specific file types.
#AddType application/x-tar .tgz

# AddEncoding allows you to have certain browsers uncompress
# information on the fly. Note: Not all browsers support this.
# Despite the name similarity, the following Add* directives have nothing
# to do with the FancyIndexing customization directives above.
#AddEncoding x-compress .Z
#AddEncoding x-gzip .gz .tgz

# If the AddEncoding directives above are commented-out, then you
# probably should define those extensions to indicate media types:
AddType application/x-compress .Z
AddType application/x-gzip .gz .tgz

# AddHandler allows you to map certain file extensions to "handlers":
# actions unrelated to filetype. These can be either built into the server
# or added with the Action directive (see below)
# To use CGI scripts outside of ScriptAliased directories:
# (You will also need to add "ExecCGI" to the "Options" directive.)
#AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

# For files that include their own HTTP headers:
#AddHandler send-as-is asis

# For type maps (negotiated resources):
# (This is enabled by default to allow the Apache "It Worked" page
# to be distributed in multiple languages.)
AddHandler type-map var

# Filters allow you to process content before it is sent to the client.
# To parse .shtml files for server-side includes (SSI):
# (You will also need to add "Includes" to the "Options" directive.)
AddType text/html .shtml
AddOutputFilter INCLUDES .shtml

# Action lets you define media types that will execute a script whenever
# a matching file is called. This eliminates the need for repeated URL
# pathnames for oft-used CGI file processors.
# Format: Action media/type /cgi-script/location
# Format: Action handler-name /cgi-script/location

# Customizable error responses come in three flavors:
# 1) plain text 2) local redirects 3) external redirects
# Some examples:
#ErrorDocument 500 "The server made a boo boo."
#ErrorDocument 404 /missing.html
#ErrorDocument 404 "/cgi-bin/"
#ErrorDocument 402

# Putting this all together, we can internationalize error responses.
# We use Alias to redirect any /error/HTTP_<error>.html.var response to
# our collection of by-error message multi-language collections. We use
# includes to substitute the appropriate text.
# You can modify the messages' appearance without changing any of the
# default HTTP_<error>.html.var files by adding the line:
# Alias /error/include/ "/your/include/path/"
# which allows you to create your own set of files by starting with the
# /var/www/error/include/ files and
# copying them to /your/include/path/, even on a per-VirtualHost basis.

Alias /error/ "/var/www/error/"

<IfModule mod_negotiation.c>
<IfModule mod_include.c>
<Directory "/var/www/error">
AllowOverride None
Options IncludesNoExec
AddOutputFilter Includes html
AddHandler type-map var
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
LanguagePriority en es de fr
ForceLanguagePriority Prefer Fallback

# ErrorDocument 400 /error/HTTP_BAD_REQUEST.html.var
# ErrorDocument 401 /error/HTTP_UNAUTHORIZED.html.var
# ErrorDocument 403 /error/HTTP_FORBIDDEN.html.var
# ErrorDocument 404 /error/HTTP_NOT_FOUND.html.var
# ErrorDocument 405 /error/HTTP_METHOD_NOT_ALLOWED.html.var
# ErrorDocument 408 /error/HTTP_REQUEST_TIME_OUT.html.var
# ErrorDocument 410 /error/HTTP_GONE.html.var
# ErrorDocument 411 /error/HTTP_LENGTH_REQUIRED.html.var
# ErrorDocument 412 /error/HTTP_PRECONDITION_FAILED.html.var
# ErrorDocument 413 /error/HTTP_REQUEST_ENTITY_TOO_LARGE.html.var
# ErrorDocument 414 /error/HTTP_REQUEST_URI_TOO_LARGE.html.var
# ErrorDocument 415 /error/HTTP_UNSUPPORTED_MEDIA_TYPE.html.var
# ErrorDocument 500 /error/HTTP_INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR.html.var
# ErrorDocument 501 /error/HTTP_NOT_IMPLEMENTED.html.var
# ErrorDocument 502 /error/HTTP_BAD_GATEWAY.html.var
# ErrorDocument 503 /error/HTTP_SERVICE_UNAVAILABLE.html.var
# ErrorDocument 506 /error/HTTP_VARIANT_ALSO_VARIES.html.var


# The following directives modify normal HTTP response behavior to
# handle known problems with browser implementations.
BrowserMatch "Mozilla/2" nokeepalive
BrowserMatch "MSIE 4\.0b2;" nokeepalive downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0
BrowserMatch "RealPlayer 4\.0" force-response-1.0
BrowserMatch "Java/1\.0" force-response-1.0
BrowserMatch "JDK/1\.0" force-response-1.0

# The following directive disables redirects on non-GET requests for
# a directory that does not include the trailing slash. This fixes a
# problem with Microsoft WebFolders which does not appropriately handle
# redirects for folders with DAV methods.
# Same deal with Apple's DAV filesystem and Gnome VFS support for DAV.
BrowserMatch "Microsoft Data Access Internet Publishing Provider" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "MS FrontPage" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^WebDrive" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^WebDAVFS/1.[0123]" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^gnome-vfs/1.0" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^XML Spy" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^Dreamweaver-WebDAV-SCM1" redirect-carefully

# Allow server status reports generated by mod_status,
# with the URL of http://servername/server-status
# Change the "" to match your domain to enable.
#<Location /server-status>
# SetHandler server-status
# Order deny,allow
# Deny from all
# Allow from

# Allow remote server configuration reports, with the URL of
# http://servername/server-info (requires that mod_info.c be loaded).
# Change the "" to match your domain to enable.
#<Location /server-info>
# SetHandler server-info
# Order deny,allow
# Deny from all
# Allow from

# Proxy Server directives. Uncomment the following lines to
# enable the proxy server:
#<IfModule mod_proxy.c>
#ProxyRequests On
#<Proxy *>
# Order deny,allow
# Deny from all
# Allow from

# Enable/disable the handling of HTTP/1.1 "Via:" headers.
# ("Full" adds the server version; "Block" removes all outgoing Via: headers)
# Set to one of: Off | On | Full | Block
#ProxyVia On

# To enable a cache of proxied content, uncomment the following lines.
# See for more details.
#<IfModule mod_disk_cache.c>
# CacheEnable disk /
# CacheRoot "/var/cache/mod_proxy"

# End of proxy directives.

### Section 3: Virtual Hosts
# VirtualHost: If you want to maintain multiple domains/hostnames on your
# machine you can setup VirtualHost containers for them. Most configurations
# use only name-based virtual hosts so the server doesn't need to worry about
# IP addresses. This is indicated by the asterisks in the directives below.
# Please see the documentation at
# <URL:>
# for further details before you try to setup virtual hosts.
# You may use the command line option '-S' to verify your virtual host
# configuration.

# Use name-based virtual hosting.
#NameVirtualHost *:80
# NOTE: NameVirtualHost cannot be used without a port specifier
# (e.g. :80) if mod_ssl is being used, due to the nature of the
# SSL protocol.

# VirtualHost example:
# Almost any Apache directive may go into a VirtualHost container.
# The first VirtualHost section is used for requests without a known
# server name.
#<VirtualHost *:80>
# ServerAdmin
# DocumentRoot /www/docs/
# ServerName
# ErrorLog logs/
# CustomLog logs/ common

tp11235 06-24-2007 11:38 AM

Apache configuration

Looking down your httpd.conf I can see a couple of very strange lines already:

ServerRoot "/et

This does not look right! This is supposed to be the directory where the apache server's own configuration, error and logs are kept (not httpd.conf - that is different). On my system the line is:

ServerRoot "/usr/lib/apache2"

Look for something similar on yours. This may be the only change required.

My pid file location is different, but not very different. I think yours is probably fine.

The users are fine.

The document root of var/www/html (where your web site is saved) is fine as long as you have an index.html file saved there. Do you?

If this does not work change the log level to info temporarily for some more information.

Try the change to the httpd.conf, stop and restart the server and see what happens.

As for the netstat - I can't pretend much expertise there but I have a line in mine:

tcp 0 0 *:http *:* LISTEN

That is not in yours, I guess this just means that the server is not running which we knew anyway.

Hope this helps.


anilbh 06-25-2007 07:26 AM

Apache is working . Have no idea why.

These are the things I did .
Uninstalled and reinstalled. This should have corrected the "/et" problem. Did not work . deleteted the directories in /etc/ as well as /var/logs - maybe it was this that helped.
I also tinkered around with system -config-httpd , but I have done that before.

Now I get a message which I can live with .

Unable to determine server fully qualified domain name using
Harmless but if I can remove it I would be happy .

tp11235 06-30-2007 09:11 AM


Glad it is working now.

I am not surprised the uninstall/reinstall worked - apache sets itself up very well.

You ought to get to know the httpd.conf file so as to set your own security properly - but it comes set up sensibly so no hurry.

The domain name error is to do with DNS setup - outside my area of expertise and it will not stop the server working. In fact I get the error myself!

If anyone wants to chip in with an explanation I'd be grateful.



chrism01 07-04-2007 08:36 AM

Check your file /etc/hosts :
1st 3 lines in mine are:
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail. localhost.localdomain localhost
Obviously the 3rd is the only data line.
yours should be the same.
BTW, this is on my FC box, but i believe it's the std file location on any Linux.

anilbh 07-04-2007 09:12 PM

I got rid of the message by putting the local Ip in the httpd.conf file .
But this seems a better solution ... thank you

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