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PostPosted: Sat 20 Jan '24 16:03    Post subject: Getting 404 error for apache `/server-status` Reply with quote

I was told that there's a way to enable a url called `http://<your host>/server-status` and that this page would show you some operational metrics of the apache service. But every time I visit that url, I get 404 page not found. Here's how I set things up:

1. Start a new virtual machine in my office network. The local ip address of this machine is ``. The machine uses Ubuntu 22.04.
2. I run `apt-get update && apt dist-upgrade -y && apt-get install -y apache2`. This causes Apache 2.4.52 to be installed.
3. The Windows computer I work from has the local ip address of ``. From this computer, I type `` and I can see the Apache default web page.
4. ON the machine of ``, I type `a2enmod rewrite && a2enmod status`.
5. I provide the following files

`// /etc/apache2/apache2.conf`
DefaultRuntimeDir ${APACHE_RUN_DIR}
Timeout 300
KeepAlive On
MaxKeepAliveRequests 100
KeepAliveTimeout 5
HostnameLookups Off
ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
LogLevel warn
IncludeOptional mods-enabled/*.load
IncludeOptional mods-enabled/*.conf
AccessFileName .htaccess
<FilesMatch "^\.ht">
Require all denied

Include ports.conf
<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Require all denied
<Directory /usr/share>
AllowOverride None
Require all granted
<Directory /var/www/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted
LogFormat "%v:%p %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %O \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" vhost_combined
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %O \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" combined
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %O" common
LogFormat "%{Referer}i -> %U" referer
LogFormat "%{User-agent}i" agent
IncludeOptional conf-enabled/*.conf
IncludeOptional sites-enabled/*.conf


`/etc/apache2/mods-available/status.conf && /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/status.conf`

<IfModule mod_status.c>
# Allow server status reports generated by mod_status,
# with the URL of http://servername/server-status
# Uncomment and change the "" to allow access from other hosts.

<Location /server-status>
SetHandler server-status
Require local
Require ip
Require ip

# Keep track of extended status information for each request
ExtendedStatus On

# Determine if mod_status displays the first 63 characters of a request or
# the last 63, assuming the request itself is greater than 63 chars.
# Default: Off
#SeeRequestTail On

<IfModule mod_proxy.c>
# Show Proxy LoadBalancer status in mod_status
ProxyStatus On


# vim: syntax=apache ts=4 sw=4 sts=4 sr noet

Then I do a `systemctl restart apache2`.

When my `` computer loads up `` via google chrome browser, I get 404.

When I run the command `wget` from the shell of ``, I get 404.

When I run the command `wget` from the shell of ``, I get 404.

When I run the command `wget http://localhost/server-status` from the shell of ``, I get 404.

What am I doing wrong?
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Joined: 16 Aug 2020
Posts: 298
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sun 21 Jan '24 20:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact you're getting a 404 (rather than a 403), suggests your server-status configuration isn't enabled. You've listed your configuration file, but is the mod_status module being loaded? i.e.
user@host:~$ more /etc/apache2/mods-available/status.load
LoadModule status_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_status.so

user@host:~$ ls -l /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/status.load
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 29 Sep 27  2021 /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/status.load -> ../mods-available/status.load

Beyond that, the "Require local" directive constrains requests to a local host IP or the loopback interface. With your listed configuration, this works for me.
user@host:~$ wget
--2024-01-21 18:18:26--
Connecting to connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 5481 (5.4K) [text/html]
Saving to: ‘server-status’

server-status            100%[=================================>]   5.35K  --.-KB/s    in 0s     

2024-01-21 18:18:26 (1011 MB/s) - ‘server-status’ saved [5481/5481]

Once you've got it working, if you want to allow access from remote hosts, you'll need to remove the "Require local" directive.
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Joined: 20 Jan 2024
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Tue 23 Jan '24 4:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, for whatever reason, i can actually see the `` page now from the localhost and from ``.

All I did was turn off the machine on Saturday. And today, when I turned it on, things are magically working.

on Saturday, I did do things like `systemctl restart apache2`, reboot the machine, etc... But now, on Monday, it decided to work...
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