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Re: [vox-tech] Apache: 2, Me: 0.
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Re: [vox-tech] Apache: 2, Me: 0.

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Cam Ellison <cam@ellisonet.ca> wrote:
> On 11-02-15 11:31 AM, Peter Salzman wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Cam Ellison<cam@ellisonet.ca>  wrote:
>>> On 11-02-15 08:56 AM, Peter Salzman wrote:
>>>> OK, I commented out all the virtual host stuff and changed ports.conf to:
>>>> Listen 80
>>>> <IfModule mod_ssl.c>
>>>> � � �# SSL name based virtual hosts are not yet supported, therefore no
>>>> � � �Listen 443
>>>> </IfModule>
>>>> ServerName dirac.org
>>>> and Apache is still not responding to requests from outside my LAN.
>>>> This is crazy! �I've never had so much trouble with this before. �The
>>>> packets are clearly coming in. �Could there be some kind of crazy
>>>> packet header rewriting to make the packets look like they're destined
>>>> for somewhere else (like the DSL modem)?
>>>> Rod, do you have any other ideas?
>>> Maybe I missed something in this discussion, but it looks as though you
>>> have duplicate ServerName entries and Port assignments. �You can't do
>>> that - at least, not with impunity. �Use your sites-enabled file to
>>> specify the site and port(s), and take the corresponding entries out of
>>> apache.conf. �You also have conflicting site names between the two files.
>>> HTH
>>> Cam
>> Hi Cam!!!
> Hi Pete!!! - long time...
>> When I take out the ServerName directive from apache2.conf and restart
>> the server, I get the following warning:
>> root@satan:/etc/apache2# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
>> * Restarting web server
>> apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified
>> domain name, using for ServerName
>>   ... waiting apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully
>> qualified domain name, using for ServerName   [ OK ]
> Hmmm.  What I can remember from fussing around with mine and looking
> through the Apache documentation is that you're better off using the
> default or other conf file in /etc/apache2/sites-available, and
> symlinking it or them to /sites-enabled.  In other words, leave
> ports.conf blank or commented out, and don't put IP address or port
> number information in apache2.conf.  I ran into similar, though not
> identical problems, and they weren't resolved until I did this.
> Here's a portion of my default.conf:
> Listen 80
> NameVirtualHost
> <VirtualHost>
>     ServerName ellisonpsychology.ca
> and virtuals.conf:
> Listen 443
> NameVirtualHost
> <VirtualHost>
> ServerName appears within VirtualHost - it doesn't seem to matter
> whether it's inside or outside it.
>> I thought the ServerName within a virtual hosts directive indicates
>> which name that particular virtual host responds to but the general
>> ServerName is used (for some purpose) by the general web server?  I
>> tried taking the ServerName out of apache2.conf and got the error
>> message above.  Still didn't work, unfortunately,
>> Where is the ports assignment done twice?
> It's in both apache.conf and ports.conf, as well as in both dirac.org
> and iuselinux.org
> I think you will need to either assign port 80 to one domain name and a
> different port to the other, or use port 80 and specify the other
> domains as ServerAliases.
> I'll send you my entire site files if you want.
> Cheers
> Cam

Hey Cam,

The virtual host files are actually in sites-available and symlinked
into sites-enabled.

I've done this before twice on Debian, which is part of the reason why
it's so frustrating.  It took awhile to get working, but I didn't have
this much trouble.  Not even close.  When I had it working, both
virtual hosts used port 80.  The server was able to serve the right
page based on the requested domain name (e.g. dirac.org vs

If you don't mind, I wouldn't mind taking a look at your config files.
 Maybe I can glean something from them or even use them slightly
modified to see if they do the trick for my setup.

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