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From "Kermit Short" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Apache 2.0 on RedHat EL 4 - httpd process will not start -RESOLVED, THANKS!
Date Wed, 25 Jan 2006 20:52:03 GMT

Kermit Short
System Administrator
CCN-DC-1 D-Div
ph: 7-6360
pg: 4-5165

-----Original Message-----
From: Joost de Heer [] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 10:15 AM

>I'm having trouble getting the HTTPD process to kick off.  I receive an
>error message when trying to start the daemon SYSV style (using the init.d
>startup script): httpd: bad user name apache.
>The system is a member of an NIS domain, but I can't image that apache
>would require an NIS-based account.

What's in /etc/nsswitch.conf for 'passwd'?


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