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xampp install seems ok but connecting to apache isn't

PostPosted: 08. February 2005 22:02
by davedenis
I have tried running the apache_start.bat and get regular output:

Diese Eingabeforderung nicht waehrend des Running beenden
Bitte erst bei einem gewollten Shutdown schliessen
Please close this command only for Shutdown
Apache 2 is starting ...

but when I go to http://localhost/ I get "waiting for localhost" and then nothing. I'm running WinXP home SP2 and have tried another WAMP install called phpdev and that seems to work so I'm not sure what is wrong with the install. I've checked the FAQ but nothing is there for this. Any thoughts??

PostPosted: 09. February 2005 04:58
by davedenis
just to add a bit off info, I checked the error logs and this shows up hundreds of times:

[Tue Feb 08 22:11:19 2005] [error] (OS 10038)An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket. : Child 4408: Encountered too many errors accepting client connections. Possible causes: dynamic address renewal, or incompatible VPN or firewall software. Try using the Win32DisableAcceptEx directive.

now, previously I mentioned that another WAMP package works but I realized that one includes apache 1.3.27 whereas XAMPP uses apache 2. I do have SP2 but I have disabled the firewall. I also have McAfee but I have tried disabling that. I am convinced the problem is with port blocking somewhere but not sure why since both versions of apache access 80. Maybe this additional info helps, any ideas?

PostPosted: 09. February 2005 05:04
by Wiedmann
Try using the Win32DisableAcceptEx directive.

PostPosted: 09. February 2005 21:19
by davedenis
Wiedmann wrote:
Try using the Win32DisableAcceptEx directive.

After looking this, I added "Win32DisableAcceptEx" to my httpd.conf on it's own line anf BINGO I'm in business. Thanks!