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'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 JANUARY 31, 2023

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.


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:





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