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From Dragon <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Cannot restart httpd
Date Wed, 02 Jan 2008 17:31:10 GMT
Liz Kim wrote:
>I was not able to restart Apache earlier today and had to reboot the 
>server itself.
>This is the error message that I received when it failed to restart.
>Stopping httpd:                                            [  OK  ]
>Starting httpd: (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not 
>bind to address [::]:443
>no listening sockets available, shutting down
>Unable to open logs
>                                                            [FAILED]
>Any idea what might be causing this problem?
>We recently added SSL to the server and redirect all http to https.
>I wonder if this is done in an incorrect way?
><VirtualHost IP_ADDRESS:80>
>  Redirect / <https://IP_ADDRESS>https://IP_ADDRESS
---------------- End original message. ---------------------

That looks to me like something was already using port 443 so Apache 
bailed out and refused to play. If Apache did not actually shut down 
(I know the script said it did, but you can't be certain without 
checking) or if another instance of Apache or another server 
application is running on port 443, you will see that exact sort of message.


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