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From jtlapp <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: a wicked web...
Date Tue, 09 Mar 2004 14:26:31 GMT

Check your httpd.conf file for the port it's listening on.  Most are set to 
port 8080. Here's what that section of the httpd.conf looks like.

### IP Address/Port and Proxied configuration section
# The APACHEPROXIED setting can be set in /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd if you
# are using a proxy or accelerator, like the Apache-SGI or khttpd, so that
# the fast web server serves static content while Apache handles the
# cgi or php files

#BindAddress *
    Port 8080  
    Listen 8080

Change the port and listen directives to 80 and your apache install will be 
visable to ANYONE who can connect to your machine. If  you don't want to go 
public yet you can leave the port/listen set to 8080 and just point your 
browser to  or http://localhost:8080. 

After you mod your httpd.conf run /bin/apachectl configtest to check your 
httpd.conf for errors. If configtest sez all is well then apachectl start to 
start apache.


On Mon March 8 2004 10:30 pm, George Boston wrote:
> Steven:  Thank you for your interest!  I'm trying to set up a website with
> questionairres accumulated in a database and made available for viewing. 
> I'm using MySQL, php and Apache.  After downloading and installing Apache
> binary it seems to start, and then stop (with Ctrl/C) and do nothing else. 
> Perhaps I don't know how to run it.  TCPView gives a map of port usage,
> showing port 80 in use.  Is it in use by Apache or something else?  There
> is lots of documentation, but not seemingly sufficient!  Most mysterious in
> getting started is the use of apachectl, a script.  So, the use of
> http://localhost/ and after starting Apache indicates it
> is not started, even though Ctrl/C stops it..??  What a wicked web we
> weave...  --George
> Steven Pierce <> wrote:
> Good Evening,
> OK.. Do you know what DNS is?? (Domain Name System) DNS is what runs the
> Internet. It is what allows machines to be found at not try
> to remember If you do not have anything to point at, then
> there is nothing for the server to know what to look for. I am kind of new
> to Apache also, but I am learning. I am in the process of setting up a DNS
> server, and a web server, with mail.
> The link that I sent, will help you see if you can see your server. If you
> can do a local host at http://localhost/ then it shows you the test page
> for Apache then you are OK. If you file not found, then you either do not
> have Apache going, or your DNS is a issue.
> What are you trying to do?? I am going to put this back on the list, so
> that others can learn / teach what we have (are) doing.
> If anyone in the group wants to input more or correct anything in my note
> by all means do.
> *********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********
> On 3/8/2004 at 8:01 AM wrote:
> >Sorry for asking directly Stephen, but don't want to clutter up the
> >newsgroup.
> >
> >Can you expound a little about the DNS problem I have? I am using
> >a simple server configuration, perhaps I should be in virtual host
> >mode?
> >
> >I don't understand the following...
> >
> >If you want to test your domain before it's resolvable with the public
> >DNS, then just add the hostnames to /etc/hosts for the IP
> >address, e.g.:
> >
> > localhost
> >
> >
> >But, then I am totally new to apache.
> >
> >I think I have to get a good book on this subject, there appear to be
> >lots of them out there.
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