Localhost not accessible

Ashley Benton meggalen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 01:09:09 UTC 2008


I can't help you with what you already did and have not the knowledge to
know if you made a mistake but to access local host I open my browser and
write "http://localhost" without the "" It works for me, let me know if it
works
Meg

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 3:06 PM, Ben Schonle <ben at amigos24.net> wrote:

> *In Short:
> - After fresh installation of apache2 trying to access localhost or
> 127.0.0.1 is not working
> - OS: Ubuntu Gutsy
> *
>
>
> Hello,
>
> This is my first post on the mailing list and I try to write as
> precisely as possible.
>
>
> Actual result:
> -----------------------
> After installation of Apache when trying to access "localhost" via the
> browser, it loads for several minutes and then an error msg appears.
> Ultimately an time out error appears.
>
>
> What I did:
> ------------------
> - Installed apache2 via synaptic
> - while installing apache 2 an error msg about a qualified domain name
> appeared:
>
> ///
> Starting web server apache2
> apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified
> domain name, using 127.0.1.1 for ServerName
> ///
>
>
>
> After some research I figured out that I had to add *ServerName
> "localhost"* to the apache2.conf - I restarted and restarting apache2
> made the error about qualified domain name vanish.
>
> ///
> # Do NOT add a slash at the end of the directory path.
> #
> ServerRoot "/etc/apache2"
> ServerName "localhost"
> ///
>
>
> When writing now: "localhost" or "127.0.0.1" as the URL, it didn't show
> the message "It works".
>
> I recognized, that the /var/www folder did not contain any index file,
> but the /var/www/apache2-default folder.
>
> Thus I tried the following changes on
> */etc/apache2/sites-available/default:
> *
> 1) Document Root /var/www/apache2-default
> 2) Directory /var/www/apache2-default
> 3) removing the   # from   #RedirectMatch ^/$ /apache2-default/
>
> However, I was not successful.
>
> ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
> Does anybody know how to make accessing localhost work? or point me to
> some tutorial that is addressing the issue?
> ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
>
>
>
> Further research:
> ------------------------------
>
> Here also the data from the /etc/hosts:
> 127.0.0.1 localhost
> 127.0.1.1 ben-desktop
>
> # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
> ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
> fe00::0 ip6-localnet
> ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
> ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
> ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
> ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
>
> ///////////////////////////////////////
>
> the /etc/host.conf contains:
> # The "order" line is only used by old versions of the C library.
> order hosts,bind
> multi on
>
> ///////////////////////////////////////
>
> sudo netstat -anp | grep '^tcp.*LISTEN' (I am a newbie to Linux and I
> found this command, because just entering netstat produced too much
> information).
>
> produces the following
>
> ////////
> ben at ben-desktop:~$ sudo netstat -anp | grep '^tcp.*LISTEN'
> [sudo] password for ben:
> tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:80              0.0.0.0:*
> LISTEN     5114/apache2       tcp6       0      0
> :::22                   :::*                    LISTEN     4693/sshd
> ///////
>
> If I understand it correctly apache is listening on port 80. Btw what
> does the number 5114 in front of apache2 mean?
>
>
> Looking forward to a hint how to access localhost!
>
> Ben
>
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