jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Mon Jan 31 14:25:38 PST 2005
> where is the (httpd.conf) file?
> it is not in /etc
No ports config files should go directly in to /etc. You could
have a really hard to read and manage mess then.
the httpd.conf file will be wherever you told the apache install to put it.
A likely place would be /usr/local/etc/apache/ which seems to
be the current thinking on how to install ports/third party software.
I think the ports install now puts it there by default.
But I have machines with it in /usr/local/web/conf as well.
They are from an earlier era.
Note that there may be a couple of other .conf files srm.conf
and access.conf in particular. Those are vestigial and all of
their function has been rolled in to httpd.conf so don't put
anything in them, just the httpd.conf file.
> On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 15:45 -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > >
> > > we can transfer files to a freebsd server from XP.
> > >
> > > Everythime we try to upload index.html it goes from 850kb to 828kb
> > >
> > > and it always displays the same text index directory???
> > >
> > > is that o the XP side or free bsd side...
> > They probably treat trailing whitespace on lines differently.
> > That could account for some difference. Also, if you used ftp to
> > transfer the file in ASCII mode, then it would have chopped off a CR
> > character from each line because UNIX uses just LF to terminate a line
> > whereas MessyDOS uses CR-LF to terminate a line.
> > Try looking at the file with a text editor such as vi.
> > First of all, did it get put in the correct directory for your
> > configuration?
> > If it looks like html, eg starts with <html> and ends with </html>
> > or other recognizable stuff, then it probably got transferred OK.
> > The next thing to check is is the ownership and permissions are OK.
> > The file should be readable by the web server (Apache probably)
> > Finally, you should look at the name of the file and what is configured
> > in the web server (httpd.conf). Mostly, Apache's httpd.conf starts
> > out configured to recognize xxxx.html names files, but not xxxx.htm
> > or other variations including xxxx.HTML or xxxx.HTM which you often
> > get when moving a file from MustyDOS. Remember that UNIX is case
> > sensitive.
> > If the case or .html vs .htm is the problem you can either just
> > rename the file on the FreeBSD system to a lower case only name
> > or go in to the httpd.conf file and add those variations to it.
> > I think I remember it is the
> > DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.HTML etc etc etc
> > directive that does it.
> > Those are the first things I would check. After that, well, I don't know.
> > >
> > > I see the new file on the BSD server, but the same crappy index of/ page
> > > keeps coming up...
> > That will happen when it doesn't see a readable file with one
> > of the acceptable names in the DirectoryIndex directive.
> > You can turn off indexing and then you would see an error message instead
> > of the directory listing. To do that remove the work "Indexes" from
> > the Options directive that applies to your directory where the
> > web page lives. Looks something like:
> > <Directory "/usr/local/www/data">
> > Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
> > AllowOverride All
> > Order allow,deny
> > Allow from all
> > </Directory>
> > ////jerry
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