Figuring out redhat-config-httpd
jvian10 at charter.net
Tue Feb 10 22:49:02 UTC 2004
Rodolfo J. Paiz wrote:
> Hello, everyone:
> Since my work still requires to use Windows, I am trying to use Fedora
> to edit my website so I get some more exposure to it on the desktop
> rather than just as a remote server. The purpose here is to set up a
> self-contained environment where Apache, MySQL, etc. are all running
> locally such that I can edit the site and actively test it without
> having to be on the network.
> Although I can configure httpd.conf by hand, I am deliberately
> sticking with the redhat-config-httpd tool so that I can test it and
> provide feedback. Having said that, this is the procedure I have
> followed with no joy so far; I would appreciate any comments or
> suggestions as to what I may have done wrong:
> 1. Set up Apache to listen only on 127.0.0.1 port 80.
> (Possible bug: display shows "127.0.0.180" instead of "127.0.0.1:80",
> but httpd.conf is correctly written).
How did you verify it was correctly written? Did you restart httpd
after modifying the file so the server was using the new config data?
> 2. Set up a line saying "127.0.0.1 simpaticus.localdomain
> simpaticus" in /etc/hosts.
someone else said you must use the default "127.0.0.1
localhost.localdomain localhost" in this location.
They are correct but you can modify the line to read
" 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
Then it will still see the localhost entry as well as the simpaticus
entry and simpaticus will be resolved to the loopback address..
> 3. Verified that /etc/host.conf says "order hosts, dns" and
> verified that there is no DNS server running on this machine.
On my install (and historically on all Linux versions I have used) the
host.conf file contains " order hosts,bind "
Don't know that this is the issue and others have commented on different
parts of this message, but if this is not correct the machine cannot use
DNS at all.
> 4. Set up a name virtual host in redhat-config-httpd pointing
> to /home/rpaiz/www.simpaticus.com. I can provide details, but honestly
> don't see where something could possibly be misconfigured. The named
> vhost is "simpaticus".
> Based on my past experience with Apache, this really ought to be a
> no-brainer, but then again perhaps the brain is off. Entering
> "simpaticus" or "simpaticus.localdomain" in the browser URL window
> always leads to a "Forbidden: You do not have permission to see / on
> this machine" error. All file permissions are set to 644 and
> directories are set to 755, with owner rpaiz.rpaiz.
> Ideas? Comments? Suggestions? Dohs?
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