Stupid question I know, but I have a need for this. How do you get
Apache (1.2.4 for Linux) to load if you just have a dial-up account
with dynamically assigned IP addresses? It keeps complaining with:
httpd: cannot determine local host name.
Use ServerName to set it manually.
Why does it need the local host name, what is it used for, and how do
I get around this without using dyn.ml.org (which I'd really prefer
not to do) or setting up a bogus address in, say, 10.0.0.0/24 and
running a local DNS server (real headache, and 20-lb/44-kg
sledgehammer on the*roach type solution, but saves some effort if
I start a LAN later)? I'm going to run a fairly simple server, mainly
for testing purposes and to show people on IRC things real quick
without having to go FTP it to the real web server at my ISP.
http://www.veryComputer.com/~skquinn/ and visit a bunch of bogus e-mail addresses
at http://www.veryComputer.com/~skquinn/spamsucks.html (latter to foil robots)