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Date:      Tue, 1 Feb 2000 04:13:37 -0800
From:      Alfred Perlstein <>
To:        Chip <>
Cc:        Craig Burgess <>, freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: httpd will not start
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <00013118220001.00315@chip.homenet>; from on Mon, Jan 31, 2000 at 06:09:05PM -0800
References:  <> <00013118220001.00315@chip.homenet>

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* Chip <> [000201 04:07] wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Jan 2000, Craig Burgess wrote:
> > A couple thoughts:
> > 
> > 2.) Check out /var/log/httpd-error.log for clues...
> The error log is full of this line -
> [Mon Jan 31 17:37:11 2000] [alert] mod_unique_id: unable to gethostbyname("chip.homenet")
> This machine I am running this on is called chip and my homenetwork is called
> homenet, thus chip.homenet
> My guess is I will need to change this?

Yes, otherwise apache won't start it seems, you _could_ hack /etc/hosts
and add it there, however then apache will tell connecting clients
to use "chip.homenet" as the server address.

Anyone without an identical /etc/hosts entry will then try to
download additional stuff from the non-existant hostname "chip.homenet"
and fail because of DNS.

If you want to have internal hostnames you ought to run named/bind
and provide your own name service.  FreeBSD comes bundled with named
but you'll probably want to get DNS/bind from ORA and check out for docs on named.


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