'Error Creating Socket (Cannot Assign Requested Address)' - Oracle iPlanet Web Server Fails to Start When IP Address is not Available
(Doc ID 1364813.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 29, 2020
Applies to:Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 6.1 to 7.0 [Release 6.1 to 7.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 15-Aug-2013***
iPlanet Web Server fails to start if configured to listen on a specifc IP address and that address is not available. For example, if the instance's server.xml file is listening on a specific address:
<LS acceptorthreads="1" blocking="false" defaultvs="<HOSTNAME.DOMAIN>" id="ls1" ip="<IP ADDRESS>" port="<PORT>" security="false" servername="<HOSTNAME.DOMAIN>"/>
and that address is not available, the following error will occur when starting the instance:
failure: HTTP3094: 1 listen sockets could not be created
failure: CORE3186: Failed to set configuration
The instance error log will contain:
[05/Oct/2011:15:32:27] failure (<PID>): HTTP3127: [LS ls1] http://<IP ADDRESS>:<PORT>: Error creating socket (Cannot assign requested address)
[05/Oct/2011:15:32:27] failure (<PID>): HTTP3094: 1 listen sockets could not be created
[05/Oct/2011:15:32:27] failure (<PID>): CORE3186: Failed to set configuration
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