proper way to setup laptop with apache22

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Sat Sep 4 22:34:08 UTC 2010

On 9/4/10 5:59 PM, Jim Pazarena wrote:
> I'm setting up a laptop with apache, just to play, basically.
> But apache doesn't like the fact that it can't resolve the
> lappy's hostname to an IP number and it will not load. The laptop
> gets its IP # via DHCP so it changes at various locations.
> I could use the localhost name & IP #, which should work.
> My laptop is named 'laptop' (
> Is there a way to have the system utilize it's assigned IP #?
> Or do I have to change my apache config to "localhost" ?


You can enter (assuming 'lappy' is the hostname):	localhost lappy

in /etc/hosts and set the ListenAddress directive in Apache to bind to
that IP.


Glen Barber

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