error httpd.exe: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 192.168.1.121 for ServerName

can anyone help me resolve this issue.. this line came from my apache log

httpd.exe: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 192.168.1.121 for ServerName

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Eaddy BarnesITAsked:
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giltjrCommented:
Apache is attempting to do a reverse lookup on the IP address 192.168.1.121 to find out the name of the server and could not.

Try adding something like:


192.168.1.121 myhostname

to your hosts file.  If running Linux it will be /etc/hosts, if running Windows it will most likely be C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.

You want to make "myhostname" what you want your Apache host name to be.
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Eaddy BarnesITAuthor Commented:
still reading the error
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giltjrCommented:
In your httpd.conf file do you have ServerName coded?  If so is that name resolvable to an IP address?
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travis87Commented:
What kind of box are you running?  Are you running DNS on that server or the network?  If so start there.

Are you running Virtual Hosts?  If so check that you are pointing the server correctly.  Here is a link on virtual hosts: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/vhosts/
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