Err_too_many_redirects - No idea why

I am tried to enter that in the SSH window, but ti says it isn’t available. Can I get help how to pull up that information?

Exactly what did you enter, and exactly what was the error message?

/etc/apache2/sites-available/wordpress-le-ssl.conf is – or should be – a text file, not a command. So you can run a command like “cat /etc/apache2/sites-available/wordpress-le-ssl.conf” to display it.

Here is what I entered:

doug@wordpress-nextstudy-vm:~/certbot/certbot/certbot$ /etc/apache2/sites-available/wordpress-le-ssl.conf?
-bash: /etc/apache2/sites-available/wordpress-le-ssl.conf?: No such file or directory
doug@wordpress-nextstudy-vm:~/certbot/certbot/certbot$ cd
doug@wordpress-nextstudy-vm:~ /etc/apache2/sites-available/wordpress-le-ssl.conf? -bash: /etc/apache2/sites-available/wordpress-le-ssl.conf?: No such file or directory doug@wordpress-nextstudy-vm:~

doug@wordpress-nextstudy-vm:~ cat/etc/apache2/sites-available/wordpress-le-ssl.conf -bash: cat/etc/apache2/sites-available/wordpress-le-ssl.conf: No such file or directory doug@wordpress-nextstudy-vm:~

There needs to be a space after "cat".

doug@wordpress-nextstudy-vm:~$ cat /etc/apache2/sites-available/wordpress-le-ssl.conf

<VirtualHost *:443>
ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
DocumentRoot /var/www/html

Redirect /

Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None

<Directory /var/www/html/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
<Directory “/usr/lib/cgi-bin”>
AllowOverride None
Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log

Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,

alert, emerg.

LogLevel warn
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
Include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-apache.conf
SSLCertificateFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/

Well, there's the redirect:


You are wonderful. How do I get rid of the redirect?

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You can use a text editor to modify this file. The one that’s most often recommended to novices is nano because it’s fairly self-documenting.

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Do I simply remove everything after the word redirect?

You could comment out the line by adding a # character at the beginning, so that you preserve the information about what used to be there but prevent it from having an effect on your configuration.

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What file or file name should I open with nano?

Thanks. I looked in varied of files, but only found code in Apache2.conf, but no redirect command.

Any other file name you would suggest I look in? Below is what file types I tried.

doug@wordpress-nextstudy-vm:~ nano /etc/apache2/conf-enabled doug@wordpress-nextstudy-vm:~ nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
doug@wordpress-nextstudy-vm:~ nano /etc/apache2/sites-enabled.conf doug@wordpress-nextstudy-vm:~ nano /etc/apache2/conf-enabled.conf
doug@wordpress-nextstudy-vm:~ nano /etc/apache2/mods-enabled.conf doug@wordpress-nextstudy-vm:~ nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

I think I found the right file - /etc/apache2/sites-available/wordpress-le-ssl.conf

When I put “#” in front of the redirect and tried to save it said permission denied, but I have the highest level of ownership. Any idea why?

Try putting sudo in front of the command.

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Here is the error message I am getting. Any idea why or anything else to try? I have “owner” roles

Below is the error message I am getting.

          [ Error writing /etc/apache2/sites-available/wordpress-le-ssl.conf: Permission denied ]

^G Get Help ^O WriteOut ^R Read File ^Y Prev Page ^K Cut Text ^C Cur Pos

But are you running the text editor as root?

With e.g. “sudo nano” or by using “sudoedit”?

Thank you it worked! Do I need to reset or restart the server for it take effect? I am still getting the same error message of too many redirects.

Try sudo service apache2 reload to get your Apache server to pick up the new configuration.

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