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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] (98)Address already in use
Date Tue, 17 Dec 2002 08:31:50 GMT
I concur with J Greenlees - it seems that you have defined an HTTP and
an HTTPS VH on the same port number (443). The HTTP VH is starting first
and blocking the HTTPS.. Check your VH definitions carefully.


Owen Boyle

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Scott Kilbourn []
>Sent: Dienstag, 17. Dezember 2002 07:13
>Subject: [users@httpd] (98)Address already in use
>  After configuring httpd.conf so that my IP address will 
>listen on port 
>443, I am receiving the message:
> (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address 
> no listening sockets available, shutting down
>               					[FAILED]
>I checked the port status using 'netstat -lvan' and there is 
>nothing else 
>that appears to be using this port on the server when I am getting the 
>error message.
>There are no error_log entries for the problem.
>When I comment out the "Listen" line from my 
>file, httpd starts just fine.  
>Netstat then shows that the port is in use, but I cannot 
>access my website 
>with the "https://my.local.domain/" protocol.  I can only 
>access it using 
>the "http://my.local.domain:443/" protocol.  
>I have looked at all the information I can find on line for 
>this and am 
>unable to figure out the problem.
>Please help.  Thank you.
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