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Old 12-01-2009, 07:10 PM   #1
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Avahi Error Message while using Basic Auth in Apache 2.2 under Fedora 11

Since I have discovered the packages are so different in different distributions, it was unclear to me whether this post belongs here in this forum or in one specific to Fedora, but here goes: I get the error message:

[error] avahi_entry_group_add_service_strlst("") failed: Invalid host name
in the error_log file while restarting Apache 2.2 after adding the following naive lines for implementing Basic Auth:

# Now trying Mario's idea:
ProxyRequests On
ProxyVia On
<Proxy *>
   Order deny,allow
   Allow from all
   AuthType Basic
   AuthName "Password Required"
   AuthUserFile password.file
   AuthGroupFile group.file
   Require group usergroup
The above lines are not conditioned by any <Directory> or <VirtualHost>. In fact, I have no Virtual Host defined, and both Listen and ServerName point to the IP address.

password.file and group.file were made following the instructions Mario gave at

I realize Basic auth is pathetically weak. But I want to deal with one problem at a time. Especially since the above lines mostly work.


Last edited by mejohnsn; 12-05-2009 at 12:12 AM. Reason: fix typo, new data.


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