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Old 04-13-2005, 01:49 PM   #1
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What now or How to for Apache

Hi folks,

Looking for basic guidance on websites and Apache2, loaded on Debian Sarge.

Now that I have Debian Sarge and Apache2 installed, the system is up and I can login. But, I can not see this Linux box to do anything with it from my network work station except through Internet Explorer or Firefox. And, that is just the default Apache Splash Screen.

It is connected to my switch and I was able to access the Internet when I had KDE installed.

But, I flat do not know what my next step is to be able to use this as a network device or web server. My Microsoft Small Business Server DHCP Server has given it a lease to an internal IP address.

I am unable to see the box with my Microsoft 2000 Professional Work Station, which has the Website files I need to publish to the web server.

So, Please, what is my next step.
Old 04-13-2005, 02:14 PM   #2
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there is a conf file in /etc/httpd/httpd.conf or something similar to that.

In the conf file is a setting for DocumentRoot - it will specify a directory on your system where you can put your website files so they will show up.

You can check them out from your local machine by opening up firefox and looking at

you should be able to view it from other machines on your local network as well by looking at http://localIPaddress:80

where localIPaddress is something like or whatever IP address your linux machine is getting via DHCP.
Old 04-13-2005, 02:36 PM   #3
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No problem with seeing the IP

I can see the IP using a browser. (BTW: I do not have a browser loaded on the Linux box anymore.)

My question is, how do I get the files to the Linux box from a Microsoft box?

I currently have the website done with Frontpage, I Know - I Know - Sheesh I am working on creating it in PHP for the future.

But, for our immediate need I need to find out how to publish it to the new web server. I have tried publishing to the web server IP Address but receive the error message that it is not available or password protected. I tried to use an FTP program and received the same error. So, there must be a step, or steps, I have missed.

I do not remember having this problem before when publishing to an Apache server. All I did then was use the IP I was given.

I do not remember seeing it anywhere, is there a default userid and password for the Apache HTTP Server?


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