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Web Cache and HTTP Server Fails to Start With the Error "Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address [::]:"<port> (Doc ID 1584143.1)

Last updated on JUNE 20, 2023

Applies to:

Web Cache - Version and later
Oracle HTTP Server - Version and later
Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


New installation or changing the listen port to a lower port such as 80 or 443 for internet/intranet use.

Already checked using netstat command or other utility that the port being used and implicated in the error is not being used.

Already confirmed all httpd or webcached processes are not still running and need to be killed.

Already performed the necessary actions to set the permissions as per Documentation:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

5 Managing Ports
  --5.3.1 Changing the Oracle WebLogic Server Listen Ports
  --5.3.2 Changing the Oracle HTTP Server Listen Ports
      -- Enabling Oracle HTTP Server to Run as Root for Ports Set to Less Than 1024 (UNIX Only)

Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Web Cache11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

2 Getting Started with Administering Oracle Web Cache
  -- Adding an Oracle Web Cache Listening Port
  -- Modifying Oracle Web Cache Operation Ports
      --5.9 Running webcached with Root Privilege


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