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From "Axel-Stephane SMORGRAV" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] apachectl startssl returns "assertion 'rv == APR_SUCCESS" failed'
Date Wed, 05 Dec 2007 07:43:29 GMT
You can circumvent this problem by configuring your host to use a DNS server for name resolution,
ie. configure nsswitch.conf with "host: file dns" and have a resolv.conf with appropriate

The reason why you experience this error only on one of your servers is because one is configured
for DNS resolution, and the other not.

This is a known bug in Apache 2.0.x. I believe it was solved in Apache 2.2.x


-----Message d'origine-----
De : mikeporter [] 
Envoyé : mercredi 5 décembre 2007 05:30
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Objet : Re: [users@httpd] apachectl startssl returns "assertion 'rv == APR_SUCCESS" failed'

I think this is caused by Apache trying to bind to an IP that does not have a PTR record or
other way to turn the IP into a name.  I ran into this a bit ago when booting a server that
has an interal IP used to communicate with its platform controller. 
This IP did not
have a name.  I temporarily solved the problem by changing from _default_ to '*', but this
not a good solution because now Apache has bound to this special IP.  I suspect this is why
the platform controller can not talk to the Solaris domain, but I'm going to wait until tomorrow
before messing with it further.


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