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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: How to set ListenAddress
Date Sat, 08 Nov 2008 22:13:47 GMT
Stefan Seelmann wrote:
> Hi,
> Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 12:55 AM, Fu-Tung Cheng <> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I was wondering if it is possible to tell apache ds what listen address to use
in the case of a multihomed machine?
>> I may miss something, but I don't know how you possibly can do that.
>> We open a ServerSocket for accepting incoming requests, which is based
>> on a port, not an address. The address is the server address ADS is
>> installed on.
>> So I guess you simply have to modify your system configuration so that
>> your server IP address is what you want ADS to listen on.
> I guess he means if it is possible to bind the server only to a specific
>  local address, e.g. only 'localhost' or only to one specific network
> interface. This could be useful if you don't want to make the directory
> service visible to all network interfaces.
Thanks for clarifying, Stefan ! I missed the constructor for the 
ServerSocket you pointed to.

So, atm, we don't allow such a configuration, but you can still create a 
JIRA to ask for such a modification.

cordialement, regards,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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