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From Paul O'Donnell <odonne...@rogers.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] "The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost" error message
Date Sat, 04 Jan 2003 22:23:15 GMT
Thanks Tom,

Thank you for taking the time to give me so much useful information.

There are no files at all in /var/log/httpd/  does that give me a clue 
as to what my problem is?

Paul


Terra Novum wrote:

> You maybe in over your head but probably not. Go to Red Hat's site and 
> see the getting started guide 
> (http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/) for your version and start 
> there. They are filled with most things that you will need to work in 
> and administer most popular services on linux.
> For your questions right now:
> All logs in RH are located in /var/log/ where the apache logs are in 
> /var/log/httpd/ (ie; httpd = webserver = apache)
> access_log is a log of all sucessful requests made to the web server 
> and error_log is a list of all failed requests (that actually made it 
> to the web server), errors associated with all requests and errors 
> encountered on startup of the web server daemon. Daemon is an "Old 
> English" term that means demon and, why this was used as a term for 
> service is up for debate (Some figure Mary Shelly's Frankenstein), it 
> is the d in httpd. You will see that a lot as in "ftpd" where it is 
> the FTP server etc.
>
> For future reference:
> /etc has configuration files
> /home are all of your users home directories (although root's home is 
> /root)
> /bin are all of the user binaries. and generally this is actually 
> redirected to /usr/bin
> /usr generally has shared usr files
> /usr/lib has the Linux equivalent of windows dlls in there (among 
> other things)
> /sbin are mostly system binaries
> /boot is your kernel (the core OS and what makes Linux linux)
> /mnt is where your cdrom and floppy are mounted so you can get access 
> to the files on them (RH auto mounts cds so no need to there on your own)
> /proc and /dev are hardware related and something you should avoid
> /opt is generally there for legacy reasons
> some of the other root folders /lib etc are usually just linked to (or 
> functionally similar) /usr/lib same as /bin above. Outside of 
> individual commands the above is a lot of what you will need to know 
> about linux/unix.
> Happy Trails.
> Tom
>
> paul wrote:
>
>> 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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