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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2002

    help! apache won't start =(

    Apache has not been starting now for almost 12 hours. The error log shows this

    [notice] child pid 14147 exit signal Segmentation fault (11)
    [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/wicked/public_html/
    [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/wicked/public_html/404.shtml
    [notice] child pid 14216 exit signal Segmentation fault (11)
    [notice] caught SIGTERM, shutting down
    [notice] Apache/1.3.29 (Unix) mod_auth_passthrough/1.8 mod_log_bytes/1.2 mod_bwlimited/1.4 PHP/4.3.3 FrontPage/ mod_ssl/2.8.16 OpenSSL/0.9.7a configured -- resuming normal operations
    [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/local/apache/bin/suexec)
    [notice] Accept mutex: sysvsem (Default: sysvsem)
    [crit] (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to port 443
    [notice] child pid 14560 exit signal Segmentation fault (11)
    Not sure what's going on. If anyone could help that would be appreciated

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2002

    Try using strace httpd start.

    The last thing will tell you why it is dying.

    Also try using

    lsof -P | grep 443 | less

    Look for the port 443 and then kill the process that is bound to it. This will get rid of this error

    crit] (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to port 443

    Segmentation fault are not good.

    Also try httpd -S to check over your syntax.

    Jason B

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    lsof -P will only show the offending process if it is actively listening on that socket. That is, if there is no one connected to your apache on port 443, lsof (LiSt Open Files) won't show it. Just to be sure, you might want to run
    netstat -an | grep 443
    A presence there, indicates that something is listening on port 443. Btw, upgrade your OpenSSL to the latest.
    17-mar-2004: Security Advisory: Denial of Service flaws in 0.9.6l and 0.9.7c
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    when I do

    netstat -an | grep 443

    I get

    tcp 0 0 SYN_RECV
    tcp 0 0 SYN_RECV
    tcp 0 0 SYN_RECV
    tcp 0 0* LISTEN
    tcp 0 1 LAST_ACK

  5. #5

    The seg faults

    They are either a bug in some web page you have or a hardware problem. Most of the time when apache segfaults like that there is something goofy with the hardware. You might want to check your system error log for additional clues:


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2002


    Mar 25 11:55:24 alpha kernel: NET: 71038 messages suppressed.
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    Mar 25 11:55:56 alpha named[3483]: lame server resolving '' (in ''?):
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