Run a second instance of httpd on an alternate port

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These steps will work from a stock LinkStation Pro running Apache version 1.3. The only modifications needed are to enable telnet and root access. You will need to be able to edit text files and scripts. I used vi that was built into the firmware.

Create a symbolic link for httpd2 (the new server)

ln –s /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd2

Create new .conf and .pid files for your new server

cp /etc/apache/httpd.conf /etc/apache/httpd2.conf

cp /var/run/apache/ /var/run/apache/

Edit your httpd2.conf file for your new server

Change PidFile to /var/run/apache/

Change Port to 81 or 8080 or whatever port you want this instance to use.

Change ServerName to your hostname

Change DocumentRoot to your new www directory

Change the second <Directory> directive to your new www directory

Comment out the aliases added by buffalo in the <IfModule mod_alias.c> directive. Change the ScriptAlias directive to point to your new cgi-bin directory if you have one.

Everything else can stay as is…

Now you need to get your new server launched. Apache included a nifty script: apachectl start|stop|restart, that will do this for you.

cp /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl2

Edit the path of PIDFILE to point to

Edit the path of HTTPD to "/usr/local/apache/bin/httpd2 -f /etc/apache/httpd2.conf"

You can leave the rest alone, or you can change the echo commands below to output “httpd2” instead of httpd.

Run /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl2 start, and now your server will be started.

To get your new server to begin at boot:

sed -e "s@httpd@httpd2@" “@apachectl@apachectl2@” /etc/init.d/ > /etc/init.d/

add to Step 3 of /etc/init.d/rcS

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