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Old 07-27-2003, 01:46 PM   #1
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error while starting httpd


I installed apache and when I launch it :

sh-2.05a$ /usr/sbin/apachectl start
httpd: Could not determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName
(13)Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address
no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs

what this means ?

Old 07-27-2003, 02:08 PM   #2
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What user are you when you try to run Apache? Try as root, should be better.

Error about fully qualified domain name means you've not configured Apache properly. Find 'Server Name' line in httpd.conf and insert the proper name.
Old 07-27-2003, 02:10 PM   #3
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as far as the first part with the httpd: line, it looks like you need to make some modifications of the httpd.conf file. it's in your /"apache install directory"/conf/ directory.

apache also needs to be run as root. if invoking apache manually.

edit: mara types too damn fast!

Last edited by megaspaz; 07-27-2003 at 02:12 PM.
Old 08-16-2003, 10:59 AM   #4
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just cd .. up a level and run

#> bin/apachectl start

you must not be in the same dir as the apachectl!!!
Old 05-02-2004, 06:44 PM   #5
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isnt it suposed to be bad to run apache as root? I mean people complain about logging in as root to much, but screw that tiny infraction if you have a public service running with root privs, right?

is there any way to run apache on port 80 w/o having root privs?
Old 05-03-2004, 12:29 AM   #6
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i never work in anything BUT root mode.

as for your original question, freeNet, you can`t bind to because thats an invalid IP. probably have to edit your httpd.conf and change the servername to localhost then edit your etc/hosts and add " localhost"
Old 05-03-2004, 05:46 PM   #7
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Usually you're not able to use port 80 without beeing root. Apache tries to change the user it runs as and it usually runs as user 'apache'.


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