E-WL: WebLogic can't Bind to HTTPS Port when Using IPv6 Address. Socket fails with Error <BEA-002616>

(Doc ID 1634765.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.53 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

During WebLogic server boot sequence, it is seen the Secure Listeners (used for https, t3s, etc.) are not starting when using IPv6 address:

<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:36 PM PST> <Critical> <Server> <BEA-002616> <Failed to listen on channel "DefaultSecure[1]" on ipv6:address:1:18060, failure count: 9, failing for 36 seconds, java.net.SocketException: Socket closed>
<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:45 PM PST> <Critical> <Server> <BEA-002616> <Failed to listen on channel "DefaultSecure[2]" on ipv6:address:2:18060, failure count: 10, failing for 45 seconds, java.net.SocketException: Socket closed>
<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:45 PM PST> <Critical> <Server> <BEA-002617> <Attempting to close and reopen the server socket on on channel "DefaultSecure[2]" on ipv6:address:2:18060.>
<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:45 PM PST> <Critical> <Server> <BEA-002616> <Failed to listen on channel "DefaultSecure[1]" on ipv6:address:1:18060, failure count: 10, failing for 45 seconds, java.net.SocketException: Socket closed>
<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:45 PM PST> <Critical> <Server> <BEA-002617> <Attempting to close and reopen the server socket on on channel "DefaultSecure[1]" on ipv6:address:1:18060.>
<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:55 PM PST> <Notice> <Server> <BEA-002614> <Reopening channel "DefaultSecure[2]" on ipv6:address:2:18060.>
<Mar 5, 2014 2:07:55 PM PST> <Notice> <Server> <BEA-002607> <Channel "DefaultSecure[2]" listening on ipv6:address:2:18060 was shutdown.>

(Note that sometimes, the server will start correctly, the issue with the IPv6 is not consistent.)

Cause

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