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From ramya <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Unable to configure apache
Date Wed, 18 Aug 2004 12:01:09 GMT
thanks for replying
I changed the domain name to and added another domain

Problem: I am able to view but not

2. When i did telnet the following things happened
telnet 80
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP/1.1

HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 11:48:14 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.50 (Unix)
Content-Length: 302
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

<title>400 Bad Request</title>
<h1>Bad Request</h1>
<p>Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.<br />
<hr />
<address>Apache/2.0.50 (Unix) Server at Port 80</address>
Connection closed by foreign host.

3.I am unable to ping to site
ping: unknown host

4.  The log files have this

cat - - [18/Aug/2004:17:18:14 +0530] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 400 302

[Wed Aug 18 17:18:41 2004] [error] [client] client sent  
HTTP/1.1 request without hostname (see RFC2616 section 14.23): /

5. when i try to view msgeng,com in web browser the following appears
If you can see this, it means that the installation of the Apache web  
server software on this system was successful. You may now add content to  
this directory and replace this page....

6. Now my httpd.conf file has been changed to add a new virtual host

NameVirtualHost *:80

<VirtualHost *:80>
     DocumentRoot /usr/local/apache/htdocs/msgeng
     ErrorLog logs/
     CustomLog logs/ common

<VirtualHost *:80>
     DocumentRoot /usr/local/apache/htdocs/def
     ErrorLog logs/
     CustomLog logs/ common

On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 11:54:34 +0200, Boyle Owen <> wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: []
>> Sent: Mittwoch, 18. August 2004 11:49
>> To:
>> Subject: [users@httpd] Unable to configure apache
>> I am new to installation of apache. Can u please help me with
>> the configuration
>> file
>> Problem: when i try to access the page through browser the
>> "apache has been configured properly ur system
>> administrator page" comes up.
>> 1. I have added to /etc/hosts
>> 2. I have installed djbdns(tiny dns) with configured
>> with the make command
> You don't need both - but anyway you should now be able to resolve
> "" on your LAN (although you realise that this might be a real
> domain name on the public internet - be careful if you connect your
> computer to the internet...)
> Test it with "ping" - does it find the host?
>> 3. and apache whcn started runs without error
>> 4. I want to use virtual host because i finally i want to
>> configure 2-3 domains
>> on same server(name based)
> Try "telnet 80"
> then;
> GET / HTTP/1.1
> Hostname:
> <return><return>
> Do you see your site?
>> 5.and still i am not able to view the page
> What do you view? 404, no connection - report exact message...
>> 6.I have attached httpd.conf file
> Nothing obviously wrong (but i didnt plough through the whole thing...)
> I suspect you are not hitting the server... Check also error log and
> access log.
> Rgds,
> Owen Boyle
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