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From Martin <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] file doesn't exist
Date Thu, 24 Apr 2008 12:42:01 GMT
Joshua Slive skrev:
> On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 2:53 AM, Martin S <> wrote:
>> Davide Bianchi skrev:
>>> Martin S wrote:
>>>> /var/www/apache2-default, still it tries to find /htdocs for the outside
>> boxen.
>>> Your configuration is certainly broken. How do you get it from the
>> localhost and how do you get it from 'outside' boxen?
>>> Maybe you have vhost without knowing.
>>  It's most certainly broken as it "doesn't work" properly. Not sure what you
>> mean "how do you get it....". If I browse (with Firefox) localhost I get the
>> proper site, if I browse the IP-address from another box on the network I
>> get the error. Same thing happens if I browse for the public URL.
>>  Yes, *might* be some "unknown" vhost. Need to check that as well, it should
>> be set up in httpd.conf right?
> Davide is almost-certainly correct that this is a problem with
> <VirtualHost>s in httpd.conf or in an Include'd config file. Check all
> your config files for <VirtualHost> definitions. Also, if you need
> more help, post exact error and access log messages.
I've been trying to fix this until green, also ill at the start of the 
week so might have mixed things up a bit with my befuddled head....

This is my httpd.conf file

mail:/etc/apache2# cat httpd.conf
NameVirtualHost *:80
        DocumentRoot /var/www/apache2-default
        <Directory />
                Options FollowSymLinks
                AllowOverride None
        <Directory /var/www/>
                Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
                AllowOverride None
                Order allow,deny
                allow from all
                # This directive allows us to have apache2's default 
start page
                # in /apache2-default/, but still have / go to the right 
                # RedirectMatch ^/$ /apache2-default/

        ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /var/www/cgi-bin/
        <Directory "/var/www/cgi-bin/">
                AllowOverride All
                Options ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
                Order allow,deny
                Allow from all
        <Directory "/var/www/cgi-bin/vqadmin">
                deny from all
                Options ExecCGI
                AllowOverride AuthConfig
                Order deny,allow
        Alias /webmail /usr/local/squirrelmail/webmail
        <Directory /usr/local/squirrelmail/webmail>
                Options Indexes
                AllowOverride None
                DirectoryIndex index.php
                Order Allow,Deny
                Allow from All

        ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log

        # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
        # alert, emerg.
        LogLevel warn

        CustomLog /var/log/apache2/access.log combined
        ServerSignature On

    Alias /doc/ "/usr/share/doc/"
    <Directory "/usr/share/doc/">
        Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride None
        Order deny,allow
        Deny from all
        Allow from ::1/128


on a Debian 4.0 stable server.

Error log excerpt

[Thu Apr 24 15:28:35 2008] [error] [client] File does not 
exist: /htdocs
[Thu Apr 24 15:28:36 2008] [error] [client] File does not 
exist: /htdocs
[Thu Apr 24 15:28:36 2008] [error] [client] File does not 
exist: /htdocs
[Thu Apr 24 15:28:37 2008] [error] [client] File does not 
exist: /htdocs
[Thu Apr 24 15:28:37 2008] [error] [client] File does not 
exist: /htdocs
[Thu Apr 24 15:28:43 2008] [error] [client] File does not 
exist: /htdocs

and the file system

mail:/var/www# pwd
mail:/var/www# ls -l
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2008-04-18 13:26 apache2-default
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2008-04-14 18:19 cgi-bin
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   25 2008-04-18 16:42 htdocs -> 
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2008-04-14 18:44 images

Any pointers as to what to do about this is greatly appreciated....

Martin S

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