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From Webmaster/Info <i...@terranovum.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] "The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost" error message
Date Sat, 04 Jan 2003 20:46:52 GMT
See my last post about using service in RH. It will do most things you 
will need it to for now and you will not have to worry about things like 
the errant dash you were told to put in. (ie it is supposed to be 
"apachectl start" or "apachectl -k start").
Tom

paul wrote:

> Hi and thanks for your suggestion,
>
> I really am new to Linux so I feel as though I am walking in a dark 
> room. Here is the shell output from your suggestion. Apparently I have 
> no idea what I am doing. Am I on the right track?
>
> Paul
>
> $ /usr/sbin/apachectl -start
> Usage: /usr/sbin/httpd [-D name] [-d directory] [-f file]
>                       [-C "directive"] [-c "directive"]
>                       [-k start|restart|graceful|stop]
>                       [-v] [-V] [-h] [-l] [-L] [-t]
> Options:
>  -D name           : define a name for use in <IfDefine name> directives
>  -d directory      : specify an alternate initial ServerRoot
>  -f file           : specify an alternate ServerConfigFile
>  -C "directive"    : process directive before reading config files
>  -c "directive"    : process directive after reading config files
>  -e level          : show startup errors of level (see LogLevel)
>  -E file           : log startup errors to file
>  -v                : show version number
>  -V                : show compile settings
>  -h                : list available command line options (this page)
>  -l                : list compiled in modules
>  -L                : list available configuration directives
>  -t -D DUMP_VHOSTS : show parsed settings (currently only vhost settings)
>  -t                : run syntax check for config files
> $
>
>
>
> Jeff Cohen wrote:
>
>> Try typing "apachectl -start" on the console, it might be down or not
>> configured to start automatically.
>>
>> Good Luck,
>> Jeff Cohen
>>
>>  
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: paul [mailto:odonnellp@rogers.com]
>>> Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 11:40 PM
>>> To: users@httpd.apache.org
>>> Subject: [users@httpd] "The connection was refused when attempting to
>>> contact localhost" error message
>>>
>>> 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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