Subject: Re: httpd: cannot determine local host name
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/08/1998 14:30:12
	I understood that FQDNs should be specified in /etc/hosts (at
	least as an alias)?


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On Sat, 5 Sep 1998, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> 	Good evening,
>         Installing the apache pkg and starting like suggested 
>         doesn't work without tweaking some files first:
>         miyu# /usr/pkg/sbin/apachectl start
>         httpd: cannot determine local host name.
>         Use ServerName to set it manually.
>         /usr/pkg/sbin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started
>         I'm running a DNS on this machine, and /etc/hosts only
>         has the hostname without domain listed:
>        miyu ns www www-proxy irc news 
>         If I add the FQDN, this works. Can we fix this somehow
> 	(maybe by not adding a '#' in front of the ServerName in
> 	httpd.conf that's determined correctly)?
> 	The right solution (to me) would be to fix apache here,
> 	but i guess that's beyond our scope.
> 		 - Hubert
> -- 
> Hubert Feyrer <>