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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: latest redhat rpm of apache
Date Fri, 02 Jan 1998 00:06:02 GMT
I have no troubles running the config as shipped and accessing it through
localhost.  What problems do you have? 

root@localhost is a useless email address for reasons Marc described.  It
doesn't work any better than you@your.address, it's actually worse because
it can cause folks to mistakenly mail root@localhost from somewhere
else... which would of course go to the completely wrong root. 

Dean

On Thu, 1 Jan 1998, Alan DeKok wrote:

> > why!?!?  why replace a valid no address with a bogus address?  (ok...
> > the above isn't in the most recent one anymore, now they just do:
> > 
> > 	-ServerAdmin you@your.address
> > 	+ServerAdmin root@localhost
> > 
> > which I'm not sure helps anything...
> 
>   It helps the average user trying to install a complicated Linux
> system.  There's enough things to configure elsewhere without worrying
> about the web server, and "localhost"" is always a good IP address.
> 
>   I've always wondered why the default Apache configuration wasn't set
> up for localhost.  Doing so would allow you to make & run it without
> editing anything.  Going to http://127.0.0.1/ would get you a "yes
> you've got Apache running" page.
> 
>   This would also make it easier to include administration CGI's with
> the standard distribution, allowing people to do the old
> point-'n-click for the rest of their configuration.
> 
>   Alan DeKok.
> 
> ( I've been lurking for a while now, so I thought it was time to jump
> in.  I'm interested in authentication/security, and have written at
> least one module, to authenticate via an external RADIUS server. )
> 
>  
> 


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