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hi, i'm trying to set up a simple webserver using lighttpd, but so far i haven't been able to get further than the installation. i'm running VectorLinux (a lightweight slackware ...
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    setting up a lighttpd webserver


    hi,

    i'm trying to set up a simple webserver using lighttpd, but so far i haven't been able to get further than the installation.

    i'm running VectorLinux (a lightweight slackware derivative) with kernel 2.6.10, and i got lighttpd installed via Vector's repository, so everything should be in order.

    when i logon as root, and type lighttpd at the command line, i get an error saying it couldn't find "the config file". where do i find this config file, or do i have to write some sort of script?

    i need this server for demonstration purposes to host Moodle at my school. the school board wants to just run it on a win2000 setup, but the computers they have are pretty old and its necessary to have something stable, so i want to propose a linux setup

    the only problem is....i've never set up a webserver before, and so far i'm not doing very well.

    any help is realy appreciated

    thanks in advance

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    try starting the service with /etc/init.d/lighttpd start

    you may have to stop it first.

    config file locale is /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

    creating a new one is easy\

    this httpd is much better than apache, enjoy
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    thanks, i'l try that out dn post back

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    if you run into any problems post your config, or attempted config, it does have a few idiosyncracies
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