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From khamis Siksek <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] VirtualHost dynamic and static
Date Thu, 23 Oct 2003 15:48:58 GMT
Sorry for the HTML post, this should be plain/text

I will try the first one ASAP, i will go with the recommendation, thanks
for that

Regarding the 3rd, yes i have the CanonicalName off, and it is
NameBased, you can check the sample config i sent previously

On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 12:45, Boyle Owen wrote:
> Plain text please...
> I'll have a go at some of your questions since I think Joshua is on US
> time...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: khamis Siksek []
> > How can i check the log if apache refuses to start at all? 
> One of the first things apache does on startup is to open a filehandle
> to the error-log. This is how it can then report configuration or system
> errors which cause it to exit immediately. So you should see something
> in the error log even if it exits immediately... Do you really have
> nothing in the error log? Try removing it and restarting apache - what
> do you get? Try starting apache in single-user mode (-X switch). This
> pipes output to STDOUT...
> >When Apache is started it gives errors if the port number is not there
> in the included file 
> I recall that this happens if you define a port number with a
> NameVirtualHost directive and then define a <VirtualHost> without one,
> e.g.
> NameVirtualHost
> <VirtualHost> 
> (or the other way around...)
> In any case, this kind of thing can be ambiguous and will cause at least
> a warning. If you are going to define port numbers in one place, it is
> best to be thorough and define them everywhere.
> >Then why sometimes when i start Apache and ask it for a Static
> VirtualHost 
> >it goes and searches for dynamic one...
> What kind of mass VHs are you using? Name-based or IP-based? If it's
> name-based, are you sure you have "UseCanonicalName Off"? 
> Rgds,
> Owen Boyle
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