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Old 02-26-2004, 10:43 AM   #1
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Apache Help


I installed Apache2 and when I try to go to http://localhost, this is what I get:

An error occured while loading http://localhost:


Timeout on server
Connection was to localhost at port 80

It worked at one time, but I must have did something so it doesnt work. Is there a way I can reset everything in Apache2 or can I reinstall it?

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 11:29 AM   #2
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Have you done anything with your firewall lately? It is possible to block your loopback address (localhost, 127.0.0.1) with a firewall.

If you re-install it, then you should rename your config file so it will get re-written. If you download and extract apache from the site, it may have a default config file in the source that you can copy over.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 01:04 PM   #3
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Few things to try ...

Any log errors?
Check your http.conf for Port.
Try telnet localhost 80 to see if it can connect.
Also check your inet/xinetd configs.

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Old 02-26-2004, 01:26 PM   #4
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Looks like the problem is my loopback file is missing, I accedently deleted it I know where it is supposed to go, but what is the file called and what is in it?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 02:12 PM   #5
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are you talking about /etc/hosts ? There should be a line in there that says
127.0.0.1 localhost

You can tell if loopback is working by typing http://127.0.0.1 into your browser. It is the same as http://localhost , except that the IP is already resolved.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 02:18 PM   #6
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No, I am not talking about /etc/host (I cant even find that, I am using RH 9 if that makes a diff). I am talking about /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, there used to be a Lo somthing there (I dont remember exactly what it was), but I read somewhere that it was for loop back functions.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 02:39 PM   #7
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Go to the command line and type
Code:
ping 127.0.0.1
. If you get a reply then loopback is working just fine. Type ping localhost as well to see if that is returning anything.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 03:01 PM   #8
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Here is what I get:

[root@localhost root]# ping localhost
PING localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
From 500.Serial3-6.GW1.DET5.alter.net (65.195.243.209) icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable

And:

[root@localhost root]# ping 127.0.0.1
PING 127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
From 65.195.243.209 icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable

This shows it is not working.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 03:55 PM   #9
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I'm running FC1 (so it should be the same or close to RH9's) and here is what I have for the file you said is gone....

Code:
[benji@benfedora network-scripts]$ cat ifcfg-lo
DEVICE=lo
IPADDR=127.0.0.1
NETMASK=255.0.0.0
NETWORK=127.0.0.0
# If you're having problems with gated making 127.0.0.0/8 a martian,
# you can change this to something else (255.255.255.255, for example)
BROADCAST=127.255.255.255
ONBOOT=yes
NAME=loopback
after you put that in you can reboot or run "/etc/init.d/network restart"
 
Old 02-26-2004, 06:12 PM   #10
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Thanks benjithegreat98! That is exactly what I needed. Now I can ping localhost and 127.0.0.1, but when I try to go to http://localhost or http://127.0.0.1, Mozilla says "The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost" So I am still having troubles with that.

*EDIT* I got it to work now, forgot to start apache again. I need to have it start on boot up. Thanks for all of the help!

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