How To Fix Apache SSL Module Skipping Warning

Recently I faced another issue during Apache restart. When I ran “httpd -t” command to check Apache configuration. I got ” module ssl_module is already loaded, skipping ” error during test.This happened because ssl module was enabled more than 1 place. If you have more virtual host configuration file in Apache,it is very difficult to find where ssl module line is define. In this article I will explain how to fix this error easily. After editing Apache configuration file check it for syntax error.

How to find out syntax error in Apache configuration file ?

Execute below command to check for error.

For Debian Linux :

#/usr/sbin/apache-perl -t

For Redhat Linux :

#/usr/sbin/httpd -t

command output:
[Fri Jun 08 11:12:19 2012] [warn] module ssl_module is already loaded, skipping
Syntax OK

To fix abow warning, first we will grep “ssl_module” in all configuration file.

#grep ssl_module -rI /etc/httpd/*

conf/httpd.conf:LoadModule ssl_module /usr/lib64/httpd/modules/mod_ssl.so

conf.d/ssl.conf:LoadModule ssl_module modules/mod_ssl.so

You can see there are two file grepped where ssl_module is define.

We can load all needed modules in one place /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file. So we can remove or comment out it from /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf file.

Example :

#vim /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf

#LoadModule ssl_module modules/mod_ssl.so

commend out ssl_module, and exit after saving file.

Now run again sysntex check command and check

#httpd -t

Syntax OK

You can see there are any warning.

Restart apache service

#service httpd restart

I hope this article will be helpful to  fix Apache ssl_module skipping warning if already loaded. If you have any queries and problem please comment in comment section or you can also ask your question.


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