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From paul <odonne...@rogers.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] "The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost" error message
Date Sat, 04 Jan 2003 20:43:18 GMT
Hi and thanks for your time,

Where are these log messages? As you can see I am quite lost. Maybe I am 
in over my head.

Paul

Renato Salles wrote:

>Connection refused could be a signal to:
>Your server is not listening at that port, or
>Apache is down, or
>you're firewalling the port Apache is listening to.
>
>Send us some log messages. 
>It is not the case of firewall filter from your ISP, cause localhost is
>always behind the firewall.And probably not a firewall problem at all.
>Loopback address is never filtered.
>
>
>On Sat, 2003-01-04 at 02:40, paul wrote:
>  
>
>>Hi All,
>>
>>I really am at a loss about how to solve my problem. I am completely new 
>>to the Linux world. I just instatlled Red Hat Version 8.0. I am trying 
>>to get apache up and running, but when I try to go to http://localhost I 
>>get the following error message,
>>
>>"The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost"
>>
>>I've been searching all over the Internet for answers to this question. 
>>I found plenty of posts to various forms about this error message, but 
>>no solutions, at least not any solutions that I understand. First I 
>>accepted the default settings for the apache http server, got that 
>>message, and started to muck around with it for a few hours, only to 
>>keep getting the same error message over and over again. Any suggestions 
>>would be greatly appreciated. I really don't know what I am doing. I was 
>>able to install and play around the the Windows Personal Web Server to 
>>allow me to experiment with Active Server Pages a couple years ago 
>>without any trouble at all. Maybe I got lucky then.
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>Paul O'Donnell
>>
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