ADMSRV Fails to Load on NetWare 6.5 Server

  • 3498906
  • 11-Jun-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Apache on NetWare 2.0.x
Novell NetWare 6.5


The Apache Admin interface does not load properly, while the Apache web interface loads fine. Running "m apache2" at the console results in:
Loaded from [SYS:\APACHE2\] on May 30, 2007 5:15:42 pm
(Address Space = OS)
Apache Web Server 2.0.54
Version 2.00.54 October 31, 2005
Copyright (c) 2000-2004 The Apache Software Foundation. All rights reserved.

The logs (located at SYS:/adminsrv/logs/) do not contain any information other than the message "This directory is for admin logfiles" and the logger screen doesn't display any errors.


This problem may result from a misconfiguration in the adminserv.conf file located in the SYS:/adminsrv/conf/ directory. Check all lines for correct configuration of the following:
  • IP Addresses
  • Server Name
  • Directory and file names
  • Port numbers
Make necessary changes, then save the file and try to start it by running "admsrvup" at the system console. Use "m apache2" to verify that there is an instance of Apache2 loaded in the ADMINSRV address space.

If everything appears to be correct but it still fails to load, ensure that the ports it is trying to listen on (specified in the adminserv.conf file) have not already been taken by another application.

Additional Information

Another place to look for problems is admsrvup.ncf.
By default, it should appear as below:

load address space = adminsrv apache2 -f sys:\adminsrv\conf\adminserv.conf -E sys:\adminsrv\logs\startup.err -n "Apache2 Web Manager"
hidescreen Apache2 Web Manager