apache not starting: FreeBSd 5.4

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Sun Apr 30 15:59:58 UTC 2006

cathy at alfa.alfanet.com is a email address not a web server name.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of dharam paul
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2006 11:50 AM
To: freebsd
Subject: apache not starting: FreeBSd 5.4

This is a n00b here,

#apachectl configtest
Syntax ok
httpd-error.log reports:
Mon May  1 00:48:28 2006] [alert] mod_unique_id:
unable to gethostbyname("cathy at alfa.alfanet.com")

I am not able to understand what the problem is

ServerName (this line is uncommented)
Listen (This line commented or
uncommented does not alter
the error:
Error remains :
/usr/local/sbin/apachectl start: httpd could not be
I am going to use apache for the local intranet. It
looks as if the host name "cathy at alfa.alfanet.com" has
to be changed.

Please help solve the problem
Thanks n regards


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