One of the first steps for configuring Apache2 in the installation manual is to uncomment the line 'Require ip 192.0.2.0/24' and replace the ip address by the host domain, in both info.conf and status.conf.
This has always resulted in an error for me. Is it a DNS issue? (E.g. should this step be left until the end, once we have a URL approved by IT, with security certs installed, etc.)
I'm doing a fresh install, because our production server is getting long in the tooth, and there's a lot of clutter. (And, I confess, this might be easier for me than figuring out how to migrate from MySQL to MariaDB.)
Right now we have a VM running with URL webwork-update.cs.uleth.ca but this URL isn't visible outside our firewall, and will change before we release the server to the wild. I tried using 'Require ip .cs.uleth.ca' but restarting Apache2 fails, with error message "ip address '.cs.uleth.ca' appears to be invalid".
It works if I use the numerical ip address instead. Is there something I'm missing in this step?