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HTTP servers - lab 7.2

I'm using CentOS7
Lab 7.2.

Steps 2/3 -- where exactly the dir ipvhost and the file index.html must be created ? It seems either /etc/httpd/conf.d/* or /var/www/html/* ?

Steps 5 , should I add several lines in my already created file (step 2/3) ?
What does /etc/httpd/conf.d/ipvhost.conf mean for CentOS? Should I change anything here ? Should I create the file /etc/httpd/conf.d/ipvhost.conf ? Must it be the ipvhost.conf instead of the index.html ?

I've created the index.html (step 2/3) here /var/www/html/ipvhost/index.html . Is it correct ?

Thisis the IP vhost

This is my IP vhost

DocumentRoot /ipvhost/
ServerName ipvhost.example.com

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Require all granted

Anyway it's not working. I can restart httpd and see the same results as for lab 7.1

Must I create the additional file here /etc/httpd/conf.d/ipvhost.conf as

DocumentRoot /ipvhost/
ServerName ipvhost.example.com

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Require all granted

Pls check your labs. It's incredibly awful! Have you tried to keep doing your labs ?)))))))



  • I've created two files:
    1. Step 2/3 -- /var/www/html/ipvhost/index.html
    2. Step 5 -- /etc/httpd/conf.d/ipvhost.conf
    SElinux is disabled.I'm doing this lab as root.

    After restarting httpd. I have the following results:
    1. it's Ok for my primary IP as lab 7.1
    2. it's wrong for my temporary IP alias . The results is :
    You don't have permission to access /index.html on this server.

  • I've got the mistake
    AH00112: Warning: DocumentRoot [/ipvhost/] does not exist
    I've corrected "DocumentRoot /var/www/html/ipvhost/"
    After restarting the httpd It's Ok.

    So, pls correct your lab guide.

  • I mean DocumentRoot /var/www/html

  • lee42x
    lee42x Posts: 380

    Hello AlexyBY, I just completed the lab exercises for chapter 7 on CentOS7 and CentOS8. I used the example configuration files in the "SOLUTIONS" directory. The information is correct, perhaps some additional explanation could be added. The ipvhost document root is "/ipvhost" and namevhost document root is "/namevhost" as indicated. the "secure" directory is "/var/www/html/secure", the "location" directive is relative, not absolute.

    If you have additional questions please reach out, thank you for your input.

  • Hi,
    I've done the lab 7.4. I have a question here too. How to check the lab - the step 5! ?
    I've read "Verify that the directory is password protected and that bob is allowed to log in" -- How to check ?
    I can log in either as the root or bob and perform the cd /var/www/html/secure or the w3m -dump http://my_ip/index.html (the lab 1/2/3). I don't need to use the password :)

    p.s. if you were as a student you would understand me. I have to ask either google or this forum to perform the labs.

  • Hi again,
    How to check/test the lab 7.5. ? It's again here in the last point -- Restart Apache and test your new certificate.
    I've restarted the httpd. It's Ok. How to check my certificate in this lab ?

  • AlexeyBY
    AlexeyBY Posts: 56
    edited October 2020

    As for the lab 7.4, i think it can be checked probably with w3m -dump http://my_ip/secure/index.html .
    The file /var/www/html/secure/index.html must be created.

  • lee42x
    lee42x Posts: 380

    Yes, you are correct, in 7.4 use " w3m -dump http://my_ip/secure/index.htm" Only when entering the directory that we secured will you be prompted for the password.

    To check the certificate; if you can connect via https it should be ok.

    Thank you for the comments, would a picture showing all the directory locations we used solve some of the confusion?


  • Yes, it's better to write the directory locations and the file locations for all labs. As for checking, it's better to write exactly how to do it.


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