Need guidance/clarification regarding Apache restart error messages (SIGTERM, suEXEC, Digest)
Posted on 2004-09-22
I am running Redhat Enterprise 3 and using the latest iteration of Webmin. I just added the first virtual domain to Apache (something I have done many times with Redhat 7.3) using Webmin's Apache module. When I apply the changes by restarting Apache the website becomes live using its IP address, as expected. (I have not created a dns record as yet). However, I also see the following 'notice' level error messages in Webmin. When I stop and then restart Apache I do not get these error messages, only when using restart. I am a Linux Novice (note that I use Webmin :-)) I would like to better understand:
1. What these messages refer to.
2. Why they appear upon restart but not during a normal stop - then - start.
3. I suspect I am just too paranoid and that as 'notice' level messages they are simply 'FYIs' from the system. Can I simply ignore them?
Many thanks, Mike
[Wed Sep 22 14:51:22 2004] [notice] Apache/2.0.46 (Red Hat) configured -- resuming normal operations
[Wed Sep 22 14:51:33 2004] [notice] caught SIGTERM, shutting down
[Wed Sep 22 14:51:35 2004] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/sbin/suexec)
[Wed Sep 22 14:51:36 2004] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Wed Sep 22 14:51:36 2004] [notice] Digest: done