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From "Peter Robinson" <>
Subject Bind Address Problem
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2002 07:44:37 GMT
Hi All,

I have an apache 1.3.20 server that I'm having some problems with it binding
to a particular address.

OK so here's a rough outline of the system.

Rehat 6.2 (SMP machine) running apache 1.3.20 with mod_ssl 1.8.4
We have one network card with three IP addresses bound to eth0 eth0:0 and
eth0:1. We only want apache to bind to the IP address running on the eth0
interface so in the config file I specify this with the config line


But it doesn't just bind to that IP address it binds to all the IP
addresses -> the three interfaces and lookback and everything else. ie if I
do a netstat -ap command it returns

tcp        0      0 *:www                   *:*                     LISTEN
tcp        0      0 *:https                 *:*                     LISTEN

instead of

tcp        0      0 www:www                   *:*                     LISTEN
tcp        0      0 www:https                 *:*                     LISTEN

if it was just binding to the address we specify.

The reason I need to do this is I need to be able to bind a different
process to port 80 and 443 on the other IP address range that its running.

We are running a number of Virtual hosts with the NameVirtualHost and
appropriate sections.

Does any one have any ideas as this is driving me nuts.


Peter Robinson                               Senior Consultant
Open Systems Support       
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