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From NetSuporte <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Can this be Done?
Date Tue, 03 May 2005 20:34:02 GMT
Got step one to work!

Now I get the default index.html when I do or

This holds also  true from another linux computer on the same subnet 
(with the webhost directed to the IP in /etc/hosts)
So step one done.

But you will never believe what i did. I am still sorting out why it worked.

I removed the Debian Apache2 install, downloaded and installed Apache2 
myself into  /usr/local/Apache2.

Seems Debian installs into /var/www/apache2_default

Thanks guys a long road ahead but I have faith.


Tom Cat wrote:

>Yes this can be done.  I've done it and it wasn't extremely hard
>(although I did have to ask on this list for help once).
>I'd start by checking the permissions on the
>/apache2-default/index.html and if you're using SELinux make sure that
>is set correctly (
>Read through httpd.conf and make sure you've set it up correctly.  The
>comments in the file are extremely helpful.
>Once you're sure it is right, Try to view (yeah you
>need to be on the server).   If that works then try from in- and
>out-side of your network to see if you have a problem with the
>firewall or something.
>On 5/3/05, NetSuporte <> wrote:
>> First I am new to Apache but not to Linux. I have Apache2 up and running
>>fresh from an install and thatÅ› it.
>> My question(s)  before I start this endevour is the following possible.
>> 1) Create a home webserver.
>> 2) Host my own website on the home webserver.
>> 3) Have access to my website from the internet via an DSL/ISP connection.
>> I want to do this without registering a domain.
>> I am using a router and the computer I want to setup is configured as the
>> My router is the DHCP server ( I have five computers in my home) , and my
>>system has an IP address outside the DHCP range so it has a static IP
>>  Do I need to setup the webhost server as a secondary DNS server to the ISP
>>DNS server?
>> I have spent the entire day tryng to figure out how to associate the server
>>"" with  the webserver "" and IP address and
>>how to point to the actual "index.html" for the webpage in
>> From what I read all Apache2 configuration takes place in "httpd.conf". My
>>configuration does not work properly and I have read so some information I
>>am confused on exactly where I went wrong.
>>  At this point I am getting the following when I try to access
>>You don't have permission to access /apache2-default/index.html on this
>>Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an
>>ErrorDocument to handle the request. ________________________________
>> Apache/2.0.54 (Debian GNU/Linux) PHP/4.3.10-13 Server at localhost Port 80 
>> I could use a little basic guidance so far I just get pointed to the same
>>documentation I already have been reading but cannot seem to extrapolate the
>>correct information. So a cookbook step by step would help, but I now it is
>>a pain and will take someones valued time. I just seem to have too much
>>information to read through and need to sort it out.
>> thanks for any help.
>> Philip

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