Need Help on "threads/110306: apache 2.0 segmentation violation when calling gethostbyname"

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Mon Aug 4 05:05:02 UTC 2008

Jeff Mo wrote:
> Hi ,
> Can anyone nicely explain a little bit about what does "ServerName is not
> defined
> in httpd.conf." mean in the following sentence from bug description?
> "The problem happens if php module is loaded and ServerName is not defined
> in httpd.conf."

You are not looking for the trivial answer? ("ServerName" is a 
configuration item in httpd.conf). If ServerName is not set, Apache will 
try to guess the host's FQDN by various tricks, including reverse DNS 
lookup on its IP.

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