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Title: FQDN conflict when starting up apache...
Post by: Anonymous on November 23, 2003, 07:05:04 PM
Hello everybody..

Problem received when I start apache(./apachectl start):
[root@voyager bin]# ./apachectl start
httpd: Could not determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName

-running mandrake 9.2
-trying to setup a namebased virtual host...
-apache seems to be running because the default page does appear..
/etc/hosts localhost.localdomain localhost voyager
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf. copy/pasted part of it..
ServerType standalone
ServerRoot /wwwroot/apache2
ServerName voyager

PidFile /var/run/
ScoreBoardFile /etc/httpd/httpd.scoreboard
ErrorLog logs/error_log
LogLevel warn
ResourceConfig /dev/null
AccessConfig /dev/null
DocumentRoot /var/www/html

any ideas

Title: fully qualified domain name
Post by: billy_bob on June 04, 2004, 06:46:22 PM
edit the httpd.conf file

Under section 2: main server configuration.

unhash # ServerName ....:80

and change the name after the ServerName to your FQDN name.

( hou can type hostname at the command line to see you server name)

in my case it is ServerName UHS:80

Title: FQDN conflict when starting up apache...
Post by: admin on June 04, 2004, 07:06:32 PM
Its complaining because under httpd.conf, you have...
ServerName voyager

The "voyager" part cannot be resolved to a FQDN(fully qualified domain name).

You should have something like...
(example: ServerName


ServerName localhost:80

Either way, this is a minor problem, and will not cause Apache to shut down.

Also, I think it actually might be working, since you have voager set to and that is what Apache is taking.

Title: The real reason...
Post by: cnd on June 15, 2005, 01:53:17 PM
This error occurs because your host name is not present in your /etc/hosts file.

type this:-

cat /etc/hosts

then type this:-


and you'll see what you did wrong.