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#1: Connection was refused when attempting to contact my site

Posted on 2005-11-24 03:37:08 by matt

I've got a NetWare 6 box running apache and I've got it configured to
host 3 different Virtual Hosts or websites. It's been working great
until I started dinking around installing GroupWise 7 Web Access.
Now, no matter what I try, I can't get my sites back up and running.
It keeps either going to the Generic Apache site or it gives me an
error message,
"the connection was refused when attempting to contact" my website.

I'd be glad to share my adminserv.conf file, although I'm not sure
whether it's something to do publically or not. You tell me.

Matt

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#2: Re: Connection was refused when attempting to contact my site

Posted on 2005-11-24 04:56:14 by dave

Matt wrote:
> I've got a NetWare 6 box running apache and I've got it configured to
> host 3 different Virtual Hosts or websites. It's been working great
> until I started dinking around installing GroupWise 7 Web Access.
> Now, no matter what I try, I can't get my sites back up and running.
> It keeps either going to the Generic Apache site or it gives me an
> error message,
> "the connection was refused when attempting to contact" my website.
>
> I'd be glad to share my adminserv.conf file, although I'm not sure
> whether it's something to do publically or not. You tell me.
>
> Matt
>

Try

telnet localhost 80

to see if the web server is running on port 80. You should see something
like this:

main-webserver # telnet localhost 80
Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.


If instead you see something like this, which is what I get when going
to port 85 where there is no server of any sort running

main-webserver # telnet localhost 85
Trying 127.0.0.1...
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused


If you connect to the web server on the local host, you never will from
anywhere else.

Do the apache logs show any problems. On my system at least

/usr/local/apache2/logs/error_log

is the place errors are logged.

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#3: Re: Connection was refused when attempting to contact my site

Posted on 2005-11-24 05:21:56 by matt

I'm unable to get anything to show up. It just sits there. If I do
an escape and monkey around with it I get some html code to show up,
you know a bunch of <head> text</head><title>this sucks</title>

Also, I didn't mention that my GrouWise 7 Web Access which I installed
last night works fantastic, yeah.

Here's the error log. I actually renamed the old one and ran this one
fresh. I got depressed because there were a bunch of unique ip
addresses trying to access my site and they couldn't. Crap!

[Wed Nov 23 20:14:42 2005] [error] [client 66.75.196.39] File does not
exist: sys:/apache/htdocs/favicon.ico
[Wed Nov 23 20:14:48 2005] [error] [client 66.75.196.39] File does not
exist: sys:/apache/htdocs/favicon.ico
[Wed Nov 23 20:14:51 2005] [error] [client 66.75.196.39] File does not
exist: sys:/apache/htdocs/favicon.ico
[Wed Nov 23 20:14:55 2005] [error] [client 66.75.196.39] File does not
exist: sys:/apache/htdocs/favicon.ico
[Wed Nov 23 20:15:00 2005] [error] [client 66.75.196.39] File does not
exist: sys:/apache/htdocs/favicon.ico
[Wed Nov 23 20:15:05 2005] [error] [client 66.75.196.39] File does not
exist: sys:/apache/htdocs/favicon.ico

Also, here's the access_log -- crap, more unique ip addresses. I'm
screwed...
66.75.196.39 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:14:42 -0800] "GET /favicon.ico
HTTP/1.1" 404 287
66.75.196.39 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:14:48 -0800] "GET /favicon.ico
HTTP/1.1" 404 287
66.75.196.39 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:14:51 -0800] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 304 -
66.75.196.39 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:14:51 -0800] "GET /apache_pb.gif
HTTP/1.1" 304 -
66.75.196.39 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:14:51 -0800] "GET /favicon.ico
HTTP/1.1" 404 287
66.75.196.39 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:14:55 -0800] "GET /favicon.ico
HTTP/1.1" 404 287
66.75.196.39 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:15:00 -0800] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 1494
66.75.196.39 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:15:00 -0800] "GET /favicon.ico
HTTP/1.1" 404 287
66.75.196.39 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:15:05 -0800] "GET /favicon.ico
HTTP/1.1" 404 287
216.178.56.163 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:15:14 -0800] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200
1494
216.178.56.163 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:15:17 -0800] "GET /apache_pb.gif
HTTP/1.1" 200 2326
64.237.255.149 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:15:48 -0800] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200
1494
64.237.255.149 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:15:48 -0800] "GET /apache_pb.gif
HTTP/1.1" 200 2326
64.237.255.149 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:15:55 -0800] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200
1494

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#4: Re: Connection was refused when attempting to contact my site

Posted on 2005-11-24 06:37:56 by dave

Matt wrote:
> I'm unable to get anything to show up. It just sits there. If I do
> an escape and monkey around with it I get some html code to show up,
> you know a bunch of <head> text</head><title>this sucks</title>

So the server is running.


> Also, I didn't mention that my GrouWise 7 Web Access which I installed
> last night works fantastic, yeah.

Don't know that.

> Here's the error log. I actually renamed the old one and ran this one
> fresh. I got depressed because there were a bunch of unique ip
> addresses trying to access my site and they couldn't. Crap!
>
> [Wed Nov 23 20:14:42 2005] [error] [client 66.75.196.39] File does not
> exist: sys:/apache/htdocs/favicon.ico

That is a very common 'error' message - not really an error at all.

favicon.ico is a little icons that you can install that will show up in
the status bar of the broswer.

See this site.

http://www.wolfram.com/


Note the image on their product (bright orange). You should see a little
orange copy in your status bar. That is the favicon.ico file that causes
that.


> Also, here's the access_log -- crap, more unique ip addresses. I'm
> screwed...
> 66.75.196.39 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:14:42 -0800] "GET /favicon.ico
> HTTP/1.1" 404 287
> 66.75.196.39 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:14:48 -0800] "GET /favicon.ico
> HTTP/1.1" 404 287
> 66.75.196.39 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:14:51 -0800] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 304 -
> 66.75.196.39 - - [23/Nov/2005:20:14:51 -0800] "GET /apache_pb.gif
> HTTP/1.1" 304 -

They look fine.

You don't seem to have any real errors. The missing favicon.ico file is
nothing to worry about.

So

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#5: Re: Connection was refused when attempting to contact my site

Posted on 2005-11-24 08:20:27 by matt

So what? Do you want me to put my Apache stuff out here or do you
think the other applicationn is interferring with Apache's ability to
serve up my websites?

Matt

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#6: Re: Connection was refused when attempting to contact my site

Posted on 2005-11-25 22:08:45 by matt

Anybody have any more ideas on this for me?

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#7: Re: Connection was refused when attempting to contact my site

Posted on 2005-11-27 01:32:22 by matt

I had made a backup of Apache and tomcat before upgrading the
edirectory and web access on this box. This morning, since I couldn't
find any other solutions, I renamed them back and got everything
working again. Of course, Web Access no longer works, but right now
the webservers are more important.

Matt

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#8: Re: Connection was refused when attempting to contact my site

Posted on 2005-11-27 07:43:11 by dave

Matt wrote:
> I had made a backup of Apache and tomcat before upgrading the
> edirectory and web access on this box. This morning, since I couldn't
> find any other solutions, I renamed them back and got everything
> working again. Of course, Web Access no longer works, but right now
> the webservers are more important.
>
> Matt
>
Can you Copy the complete software over and run it on a couple of other
ports to check it more carefully. If you install a second copy of
apache, but run it on port 100 (for example) and port 8080 (where I
assume Tomcat runs), then test it out more carefully.

I'm having Tomcat issues myself here, and know nothing at all about Web
Access (whatever that is), but if Apache was working before you
installed the software, and you are not accidentally running it on the
same port (80), I can't see whey the two should not coexist happily.

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