HOW TO SETUP APACHE SERVER IN SOLARIS 10 Apache Web Server is already included and installed in Solaris 10 (Update 08/07).

Normally it is already running as a service, but it requires some configuration to make it run as you desire. I will use the '#' to indicate the commands you should execute as root, and '%' to indicate it is a command to run as user. 1. Stop the web server # svcadm disable svc:/network/http:apache2 2. Copy the file /etc/apache2/httpd.conf-example to /etc/apache2/httpd.conf. The file 'httpd.conf-example' contains an example of how to configure your webserver, so it is easy to copy and modify this file to get your customized config. # cp /etc/apache2/httpd.conf-example /etc/apache2/httpd.conf. 3. Open the file using a text editor , and locate the following line in the file: ### Section 2: 'Main' server configuration 4. After this line we will find some important lines. Assure the user and group are set to 'nobody'. The corresponding lines should be like this: User nobody Group nobody 5. Set the server's admin. email: ServerAdmin 6. Also set this value on: UseCanonicalName On 7. Find the following line containing 'Options Indexes', it should have the following value: Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews 8. Locate the following lines and set the name of the directory for webpages. For example I will use 'WWW', this means that all users should create a directory with this name inside their home directory and store their webpages there. Note that the permissions of the 'WWW' directory should be 755 and for webpages in most cases 644. <IfModule mod_userdir.c> UserDir WWW

. Finally.</IfModule> 9. <Directory /home/*/WWW> Options +ExecCGI </Directory> 10. Also this line should just like this to enable CGI: AddHandler cgi-script . Enable the use of CGI in the user's webpage directory. . I will post about this in the next 11. in this example for the 'WWW' directory.Enable the webserver again: # svcadm enable svc:/network/http:apache2 Now you have an Apache webserver ready in you Solaris 10! Note that you may require additional configuration such as TCP Wrappers in order to make your webserver available to others in you network (or the Internet) and maintain security.cgi .

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