[oclug] Browser question
milan.budimirovic at sympatico.ca
Sat Oct 5 15:45:40 EDT 2002
GR Gaudreau wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-10-05 at 14:30, Milan Budimirovic wrote:
> > Methinks you are not quite understanding the problem. When you type
> > http://rocketman.rocketman.com in your browser, the request is going to
> > go out over the Net looking for "rocketman.com". From your recent posts
> > I can only surmise that you have not registered "rocketman.com" in your
> > name (I strongly suspect it's already taken).
> [gr] Methinks you're right, that why I was asking. :-) I haven't
> registered any domain name anywhere. I used rocket.rocketman.com when I
> configured my NIC on install. MDK asked what domain name I'd like to use
> and I used that one.
> > If all you really want to do is look at your website on your local
> > machine, then pointing your browser to http://localhost is the way to
> > go.
> [gr] I tried that and it doesn't work. When you do that, what directory
> does the browser look for in order to show a page?
Ah, there is the point of departure. You are not opening up a file
directly, you are asking the http server at "localhost" to serve up the
page. It is **not** the same as typing a filename in the browser's url
What you have to do is install Apache first. You either set it up to
start up at bootup, or you su to "root" and run "/etc/init.d/httpd
start" to start the http daemon manually. Once you have it running you
should be able to see something when you type in "http://localhost".
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