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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject [users@httpd] RE: No Page Display
Date Wed, 22 Oct 2003 08:24:26 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Global Point Solutions []
>Sent: Dienstag, 21. Oktober 2003 18:39
>To: Boyle Owen
>Subject: No Page Display
>I am in deed grateful for your assistance. I'm sorry that my 
>VH Containers were not on that post. I did include them with 
>the original post. They are attached here. 
>P.S. Yes I did everything as instructed but still have the 
>same results and not entries in the error logs for guidance???

0th point:
The only address which responds is From its homepage, it
appears to be "Running version Apache-AdvancedExtranetServer/1.3.23
(Mandrake Linux/4mdk) mod_ssl/2.8.7 OpenSSL/0.9.6c PHP/4.1.2". So it's a
Linux machine. However, your config file has paths like: "C:/Program
Files/www/" which look awfully windowsy to me. So what's going
on? Is your server a windows or a Linux machine?

1st Point:
I suspect you have a misconfiguration in DNS. When I do a dns lookup of
the Servernames in your config I get: -> -> ->

When I try these URLs, only has a server behind it. The
other IP address ( does not respond on port 80, indicating
it has no HTTP service.

Do you really have two IP addresses? If so, apache is not listening to
the Since you don't have any specific "Listen"
directives, apache will listen to all active IPs so that means that your
machine is not listening to (i.e. apache will only listen
by default to IPs which your machine is already listening to at a TCP/IP
level. Your network card is not listening to so apache
can't either.) To fix this case, you'd have to add to your
machine's list of active addresses. Do "man ifconfig" for details -
"ifconfig -a" will get you started... (for windows, do "ipconfig" from a
DOS prompt).

However, I suspect that you really intend to have only one IP on your
machine (that's what most people would do) and that someone has screwed
up the DNS tables - check with your service provider that what you
ordered is what you got... If you had all your domains pointing to the
same IP ( then your config would work fine.

2nd Point:
You mentioned that you wanted to test the domains from localhost. At the
moment, your config doesn't allow this. Apache is listening to
but you do not have any hostnames associated with this. This means that
if you hit the server with "localhost", apache will serve up the FIRST
VH it finds - which is 

To get it working for local requests, you need to do two things:

1) assign additional hostnames to so that, for example,
fsi1_net, newboardtmbc and tabernaclebc all resolve to You do
this by editing /etc/hosts or C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\Hosts.

2) Add these new hostnames to the config as ServerAliases so that apache
can match them, e.g.

<VirtualHost *>
  ServerAlias tabernaclebc

Owen Boyle
Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored. 

>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Global Point Solutions []
>>Thank you for your response. I have exhausted the past two 
>>days to find 
>>the solution to this problem. No matter how I try I'm unable to get a 
>>page to display. I gone through virtual  host set up and have 
>read the 
>>trouble shoot ing section a on a number of  apache documents. 
>>Have gone 
>>to google and have followed what I've found there. Somewhere in the 
>>configuraton  I've gone astray but I'm unable to find it. I 
>truly need 
>>this forum's assistance.
>What was wrong with the previous respondant's solution? Did it 
>not work?
>As he explained, name-based virtual hosting (NBVH) needs a hostname to
>work on. If you just type "localhost" into the browser, you 
>will get the
>first VH in your config by default.
>If you want to be able to see various NBVHs via localhost (i.e. not
>using a network) then you will have to create aliases for each VH and
>put these names in /etc/hosts (or Hosts on windows), e.g.
>in /etc/hosts:
> localhost mysite1
>in httpd.conf:
>NameVirtualHost *
><VirtualHost *>
>  ServerName
>  ServerAlias mysite1
>  ...
>Now requests from the web to your real IP address will match
> while requests to http://mysite1/ (which is really
>localhost) will match the ServerAlias.
>If this doesn't fix your problem, then it sounds like it's time to post
>your config file... If you prefer, you can mail it to me as an
>attachment and I'll take a look.
>Owen Boyle
>Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored. 
>>>Jonas Eckerman wrote:
>>>>>On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 13:02:23 -0500, Global Point Solutions wrote:
>>>>>>>PROBLEM: I'm unable to view any of the sites with the 
>exception of
>>>>>>>"" when I do "localhost" from the server.
>>>>>When accessing a named based virtual host you must access 
>it through 
>>>>>it's name. When accessing you server without the name of 
>one of the 
>>>>>virtual hosts, you get the pages for the default virtual 
>host, wich 
>>>>>is the first one in the config.
>>>>>Try accessing them with and 
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