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From Dan Trainor <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] starting httpd as a non-root user
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2003 11:53:41 GMT
Try running that command without the &, it should exit with some sort of
error, or code.


On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 04:46, Adam Griffiths wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been running apache httpd for over three years on a server provided
> to me by an ISP. The server automatically starts httpd from it's /etc/rc.
> I have a login, but not root access, I can kill the httpd process (killall
> httpd) and I would like to be able to start it again, without rebooting my
> server and having /etc/rc do the job. The reason for this is that I need to
> do some debugging and I would like to be able to stop and start httpd at
> will from my non-root login account. However try as I might I can't start
> http at  non-root.
> I am logging in using ssh, with my non-root account and attempting to start
> httpd, here is an example of what happens:
> [...]$ httpd -X -D SSL -D NONROOT &
> [1] 3548
> [...]$
> [1]+  Exit 1                  httpd -X -D SSL -D NONROOT
> [...]$
> httpd exits! but no errors appear in the error log.
> I would be very grateful for any suggestions. My httpd.conf is below.
> Kind Regards
> Adam

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