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From "Robert Newson (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1400) Critical crash of Futon after misconfigured bind_address
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2012 21:58:51 GMT


Robert Newson commented on COUCHDB-1400:

the bind_address is only stored in the .ini files, it doesn't come from anywhere else. Therefore
I think it's more likely that you haven't reset your .ini files correctly.

If couchdb is currently running, you can use netstat to see if it's bound to any interface.
You can also tweak bind_address over http, assuming couch is bound to at least one interface.
If it's bound to zero interfaces, then there's not much we can do about it.

Again, we can more easily assist with this support question on a support channel rather than
our bug tracker.
> Critical crash of Futon after misconfigured bind_address
> --------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1400
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Futon
>    Affects Versions: 0.11.2
>         Environment: CentOS 5.5 (64-bit)
>            Reporter: Tim
>              Labels: Futon,, crash
>         Attachments: screenshot-1.jpg
> Bug1: Unable to reflect bind_address in local.ini
> Bug2: Unable to revert changes doing clean install
> Bug3: Can only change bind_address in Futon
> I made a mistake to change the configuration table's httpd/bind_address parameter to
my domain, the domain that looks like etc. That was supposed to be left at or I remember making this mistake long time ago but now basically I can't
access anything from either localhost and external. 
> Please check screenshot to see what it looks like when I try to access Futon after misconfiguration.
> I am unable to reverse my setting because working with /etc/couchdb/default.ini or local.ini
never affected this in the first place (spent 2 hours trying to modify these fails in order
to get external access of couchDB). 
> So Futon must have changed something when I set it. When I change the value, it stuck
at the error: Some of the changes require database restart. Since then, I can never access
my couchDB. 
> I tried to yum remove erlang, yum remove couchdb several times. Checked to see if any
default.ini or local.ini remains, restart system, log out users, but none of above works.

> Please help me with this problem as soon as possible. 

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