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Old 08-30-2003, 04:42 PM   #1
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starting up a service

hello everybody,

I'm trying to setup internal webpage.
using apache http server and i think i have the configurations set.

end of the instruction it said that i have to start ther service using the following command: service httpd restart

i went into terminal window as root user and ran "service httpd restart".. but nothing happend...

what am i doing wrong?
Old 08-30-2003, 04:51 PM   #2
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did you get an error or did it just put your right back to the bash prompt? if it went straight to the prompt then that should mean that no errors have occured and it started...
ps -aux|grep httpd
and you should see some results....
also if it said something like "service: command not found" then use the full path /sbin/service...
and not only all this....just try the site, and see if you can access it...that would be the first thing to try...
Old 08-30-2003, 04:56 PM   #3
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thanks for the help.. i ran the command and it displayed the follwoing message: starting httpd: syntax error on line 116 of /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf: sslcertificatefile: file '/etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt' does not exist or es empty.

any ideas
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Quick Fix:
look in your httpd.conf file ... it's probably trying to load mod_ssl. Comment out both the places where it's trying to access mod_ssl and try to restart apache. Might have to get into the init script and see what command it's using to actually start apache. (most likely called /etc/init.d/httpd) There'll be a line with apachectl sslstart. Change the "sslstart" to "start" and you may have better luck.


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