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From "Justin Williams" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] apache service not running
Date Mon, 11 Nov 2002 23:52:02 GMT
Good news:
Apache is finding the file.  It does not yet know how to execute the file, which you need
to specify in the config file, but it is finding the file (
It also sounds like you need to teach Apache what you mean by /cgi-bin/, which means setting
the ScriptAlias in your config file.

Could you copy that portion of your config & post it up here so we can see what we're
dealing with?
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 6:47 PM
  Subject: Re: [users@httpd] apache service not running

  In a message dated 11/11/2002 8:38:58 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

    You might try localhost as your domain, if you are working on that machine, 
    directly.  You won't need to add that to your conf file, but, you might try 
    that as the URL and see what it does...   

  Where should I put this URL? I tried to execute  http:/localhost/cgi-bin/ - this
brings up the file download dialog instead of giving me the ouput of the script in the browser.
I also tried to execute my html script that has in an action field of submit button ''/cgi-bin/"
( my script which is in cgi-bin directory of apache). This responds with "page not found"
with address C:/cgi-bin/ I tried to put this script also in the same directory
as my html find and put in the action field "" - this brings up file download
dialog. I tried to put url http://localhost/cgi-bin/ - this responds with "Invalid
syntax error " from IE - "page cannot be displayed- page ...was renamed or removed". The apache
log does not show any error - IE does. What should I do, to make apache handle my requests
rather than IE is trying to handle my requests? 

  Please, help. 


    On Sunday 10 November 2002 07:55 pm, you wrote: 
    > Thanks a lot for responses: 
    > Original Message: 
    > ----------------- 
    > From: Justin Williams 
    > To: 
    > Subject: Re: [users@httpd] apache service not running 
    > Note the line below.  This tells you that an application is listening on 
    > port 
    > 80.  THis is yout httpd; might be IIS, might be PWS, might be Apache. 
    > When you look at your running services, that would tell you what web server 
    > is running, which will, in turn, tell you whether that service is reading 
    > httpd.conf. 
    > --------------------------------------- 
    > I see that apache is started OK. However, it does not service my requests. 
    > What should be wrong in my configuration. The only thing I can think of is 
    > the name I gave to my domain - I gave the computer name as displayed by 
    > ipconfig. What normally do people give as a domain - I cannot apply the 
    > examples in the manual to my case because they recommend something lik 
    > Should it be my computer name if I run locally? What 
    > should domain name be when I run apache locally not knowingly connected to 
    > any network but which I am only using for internet access? 
    > Please, help. 
    > Thanks 

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