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From Scott Courtney <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Not finding the port to HTTPS
Date Fri, 20 Jun 2008 14:01:06 GMT
On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 10:54 -0300, Tan, Liao wrote:
> "Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address
> no listening sockets available, shutting down"

Are you starting Apache as root? Usually the daemon is started as root,
then does an internal "su" as it spawns its listeners. This allows the
master daemon to attach to low-numbered ports, which are privileged on
most systems.
>  But when I try with port 7575, for ex., it lets me start the apache,
> but the https doesnt work as well.

Port 7575 is in the unprivileged high numbers that are available to any

You can also use "netstat -plan | grep :443" to see if some other daemon
is listening already on port 443, but I think the most likely cause is
that you didn't start the daemon from root. The "permission denied"
message probably means exactly what it says. :-)

Kind regards,


Scott Courtney <>
Sine Nomine Associates

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