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Web Cache 11g Fails to Start with Errors "Failed to assign port <PORT>: Address family not supported by protocol" (Doc ID 1113163.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 27, 2020

Applies to:

Web Cache - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The following errors occur in the $MW_HOME/<instance home>/diagnostics/WebCache/webcache1/event_log file:

[2009-11-12T10:28:03+01:00] [webcache] [ERROR:1] [WXE-13305] [frontend] [ecid:<ECID> ] Failed to assign port <port>: Address family not supported by protocol
[2009-11-12T10:28:03+01:00] [webcache] [ERROR:1] [WXE-09707] [main] [ecid:<ECID> ] Failed to start the server.

 This will usually be seen during an installation, but could happen while re-configuring later on. The installation of the binaries has completed successfully; however, during the run of the Configuration, the Web Cache fails to startup.  The startup Web Cache issue initially occurs as the last step in the Configuration. 

The Install<timestamp>.log shows following:



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