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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Cant make apache listen on an IP address and port
Date Wed, 11 Nov 2009 17:57:30 GMT

On Nov 11, 2009, at 07:48 , Siju George wrote:

> # apache2ctl start
> apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified
> domain name, using for ServerName
> (99)Cannot assign requested address: make_sock: could not bind to
> address
> no listening sockets available, shutting down
> Unable to open logs

Please see for an  
in-depth discussion of this issue, and possible solutions.

Note that the first message ("Could not reliably ...") is a warning,  
not an error, but you probably should set ServerName. The rest of the  
message is an actual error condition.

Rich Bowen

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