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From DW <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: .pid goes missing
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2011 02:44:11 GMT

Have you tried Write-Protecting the file so that it doesn't get 
destroyed by whatever malware is doing it?  In windows it pretty job to 
protect the file.  If you are using Linux or Unix then someone else can 
help you.

Dave Stevens wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using apache 2.2.3 under CentOS 5.5. I use virtualmin to monitor the 
> server and recently a discrepancy has arisen between the reported and actual 
> state of the httpd service. I think this is because the .pid file, which from 
> the httpd.conf file is supposed to be in /etc/httpd/run folder, periodically 
> goes missing. Just not there and I don't know why. I can not stop the service 
> or restart apache except with a server reboot, not my favourite option 
> although it does recreate the .pid file and synchronize the reporting. 
> I don't know where to look. Ideas? References to appropriate docs?

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