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Old 06-14-2006, 08:13 AM   #1
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Question Unable to start httpd services

I'm using RH Enterprise ES V4.3. I would like to configure a web server as such... please keep in mind... I'm new at this..

Iíve already attempted to do this... BUT... I keep getting an error when trying to start httpd services... "The Alias directive in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf at line 559 will probably never match because it overlaps an earlier AliasMatch"

There are 2 occurrences of Alias in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Alias /icons/ "/var/www/icons/"
Alias /manual "/var/www/manual"

I've commented out 1... and both lines and it still fails... but with NO error.

I've removed the httpd.conf file and restarted fresh... still getting the same error...

Here's what I want to do.

I want to create a web server that my family, friends and co-workers can access... family and friends to one page, co-workers to another.
I believe this will require some kind of authentication... and that too will be a sticking point.

I am VERY new... Iíve even bout a "book for dummies" I MUST be a real friggin dummy, cause I cannot seem to even get httpd working.
Old 06-14-2006, 09:41 AM   #2
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I'm almost sure you got the error above directly in your console when you try to start the server. This is in fact a warning which should not prevent your server from running. I just tried to recreate the same situation:
[root@home conf]# /etc/init.d/httpd start
Starting httpd: [Wed Jun 14 15:34:07 2006] [warn] The Alias directive in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf at line 546 will probably never match because it overlaps an earlier AliasMatch.
                                                           [  OK  ]
[root@home conf]# /etc/init.d/httpd status
httpd (pid 5622 5621 5620 5619 5618 5617 5616 5615 5614 5612) is running...
To see the "real" error that prevents your webserver to start, you should have a look at your apache error log (probably something like /etc/httpd/logs/error_log... check your ErrorLog directive in httpd.conf).


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