[kwlug-disc] Ubuntu 12.04 LTS localhost* and internet fail - where to ...

John Johnson jvj at golden.net
Mon Apr 14 06:58:45 EDT 2014


I have updated the blog on kwlug.org with a note about /var/www/html and 
the need for an index.html at that location.
As tuts are plenty in the intertubes, I do not intend to rewrite them. I 
only wanted to note this "gotcha".

Thanks all
JohnJ


On 2014-04-13 23:52, unsolicited wrote:
> Ah, yes, the old ... we're looking for it in a different place now, 
> problem!
>
> Yep. Everyone who has lived from apache to apache2 has had to live 
> down this problem.
>
> Welcome to open source! Where what you thought you knew may no longer 
> be, but you'll forever be getting search results on old stuff that no 
> longer applies ...
>
> Glad it's working for you.
>
> Hint for future (as you wrestle with getting back to where you were): 
> When you google for stuff, use apache2 as a search term, not just apache.
>
> GL&HF
> - make sure there's lots of coffee nearby.
>
>
> On 14-04-13 10:04 PM, jvj at golden.net wrote:
>> The "It works!" page was my goal after which I would reconfigure as
>> required.
>>
>> I looked at the conf files in apache2/sites-enabled and noted that one
>> was mapping to:
>> /var/www/html
>>
>> This was new to me.
>>
>> /var/www/html was empty.
>>
>> I dropped in a "It works!" page, i.e. index.html, with my own text.
>>
>> FF: /localhost
>> brought up the text from /var/www/html/index.html.
>>
>> Goal!
>>
>> Thanks all.
>> JohnJ
>>
>>
>> On Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:44:15 -0400, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
>> wrote:
>>> Vanilla apache doesn't work out of the box except for a 'it works' 
>>> page.
>>
>>
>>
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