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Old 10-22-2005, 08:47 PM   #1
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Please HELP w/ server install/localhost config problems

Greetings all. I recently tried to install web server on RH9 Linux. No problem w/ installation itself. However....starting it is a problem.

I get this message: httpd failed. The error was: Starting httpd: httpd:
Could not determine the server's fully qualified
domain name, using for ServerName

Part of the problem may be my network 'localhost' setup/config. Please note when I login, I get this warning message: Could not look up internet address for CPE00e06f23ccf1-CM00e06f23ccf0.
This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly.
It may be possible to correct the problem by adding
CPE00e06f23ccf1-CM00e06f23ccf0 to the file /etc/hosts.

I can login anyway and I have working internet connection.

Now, I've tried appending "CPE00e06f23ccf1-CM00e06f23ccf0" to /etc/hosts file using the cat >> command. I still get this warning message at every login. And when in the Terminal (bash) I'm user@CPE00e06f23ccf1-CM00e06f23ccf0 instead of user@localhost. How do I go about changing the setting/s so I'm user@localhost?

Also note that I'm connected via USB to a Terayon cable modem (Ethernet card not 100%) Any helpful feedback is greatly appreciated.
Old 10-23-2005, 03:30 PM   #2
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Just open your /etc/hosts file and append CPE00e06f23ccf1-CM00e06f23ccf0 to the line that looks something like: localhost localhost.localdomain

That hideous name is apparently your DHCP host name so you need to alias it to the local loopback IP ( since apparently it's not being resolved via your DNS. You may need to add your ISP's domain name to the hostname -- try issuing the hostname command in Linux to see what your hostname actually is.

Oh, and be careful running a server on such an old distro. Make sure you have all the Red Hat and Fedora legacy patches applied. You do know that RH9 is out of support, right?


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