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From Cliff Williams <>
Subject Re: CouchDB Web Server access on a LAN.
Date Wed, 17 Nov 2010 09:40:55 GMT

Glad you are up and running.

It does not look as if hostname will work. I tried it on my test couchdb 

using will make it bind to available IP addresses which may, or 
may not be suitable.

best regards


PS You can also access the configuration page from the futon menu (under 

On 17/11/10 09:11, Neville Franks wrote:
> Hi Cliff,
> Thanks for that. Pity I wasn't able to find this for myself. :)
> I tried adding the PC's Hostname and Erlang wasn't happy. I noticed
> the Werl window mentioned etc/local.ini so I opened that and changed
> the Hostname to the IP address and it works as I wanted.
> Do you know if a Hostname should work for the bid address?
> Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 7:19:03 PM, you wrote:
> CW>  Neville,
> CW>  Good Morning.
> CW>  initially go to
> CW>  change the bind address (about half way down), restart couchdb, and you
> CW>  should be good to go
> CW>  best regards
> CW>  cliff
> CW>  On 17/11/10 08:02, Neville Franks wrote:
>>> I'm trying to access CouchDB on a PC on my LAN using its IP address
>>> ie. and failing. I can access it on the other PC
>>> using localhost but using the PC's IP address on the same PC also
>>> fails. I can ping the other PC ok. I also tried using the PC's Host
>>> Name and that failed.
>>> I've tried Googling "CouchDB Web Server address" etc. and looking on
>>> the Wiki without success. I was wondering whether I can specify the
>>> address the server uses.
>>> --
>>> Best regards,
>>>     Neville Franks,
> --
> Best regards,
>    Neville Franks,

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