[lug] Apache startup problem

Justin glowecon at netscape.net
Wed Nov 15 19:53:23 MST 2000

I haven't had this problem ever before and the only thing I have changed was
my hosts file today. The only thing I added was a virtual server in my apache
httpd.conf file. After I did a restart on httpd it errored out. The following
is what I get now when I try to start it up:

[root at oldschool conf]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd start
Starting httpd with SSL: httpd: cannot determine local host name.
Use the ServerName directive to set it manually.
[root at oldschool conf]# 

I changed my hosts file back to how it was today and still got the same
problem. I have servername directives for each of my virtual webservers and my
default https. I have the default servername directive commented out but
that's the way I've always had it work w/ the virtual servers. I uncommented
and it httpd started, but I couldn't access my default domain but I could
access the virtual servers. I'm going to keep testing but any ideas would be


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