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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] A question about configuring Apache Http Server
Date Fri, 11 Sep 2009 07:16:14 GMT
thomas2004 wrote:
> Sorry for the late reply. I am from Germany. As you replied my question I was
> out of office. :)
I am in Germany also, so that is a bad excuse. :-)


> I tried both and got a long list such as following:
> ...
> root     21625     1  0 Sep10 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd
> apache   21628 21625  0 Sep10 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd
> apache   21629 21625  0 Sep10 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd
> apache   21630 21625  0 Sep10 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/httpd
> ...
Good.  That is one line for each Apache child process, plus one line for 
the "main" Apache process (the one running as root).

> I think this means the Apache is running.

>> Once you make sure that there is an Apache running, then you could try the
> following :
>> enter the command :
>> telnet 80
>> GET / HTTP/1.0
>> (the second line above, you have to enter "blind", because there will be no
> echo; the third line is just a "return")
>> Do you get something ?
> I got followings:
> -bash: GET: command not found

That means that the first command (telnet) did not work, and you could 
not establish a connection to your webserver on port 80.
You must have received an error message for the telnet command.  What 
did it say ?

> But what do you mean "blind" to the second line?
Just the same as "blind" in German, meaning you type but do not see 

If the telnet command had worked, you would be connected to the 
webserver via telnet.
What you then type is being sent to the webserver, but does not show on 
the screen, because there is no echo.

The fact that the telnet command does not work, but your Apache is 
running and listening on port 80,
means that something is getting in the way.  There must be a firewall or 
something between your workstation and the webserver, which blocks 
communications on port 80.
You need to solve that problem first.
Maybe ask your network guys ?

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