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Distinction Between Port and Listen Directives in Oracle HTTP Server Configuration (Doc ID 256923.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version and later
Oracle HTTP Server - Version 9.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Explain the differences between the Port and Listen directives and their use in a default Oracle Application Server installation.


Whenever Oracle Application Server configuration is changed or components need to be (re)registered there is a need to know about HTTP Server port layout. Users not familiar with HTTP port layout can easily mix up the meanings of the Port and Listen directives in httpd.conf, which are set to different values in a default installation, so this bulletin is meant to explain the difference.


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