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Old 10-07-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
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apache 2.0 error 99 address already in use

I'm seeking to understand, and also to fix, why my Apache 2.2.8 configuration on Fedora 9 cannot bind to a specific IP address and listen over my closed home network.

It worked fine when I browsed test pages on the machine through the localhost address.

httpd.conf used to have:
#ServerName    <-- I kept this as undefined previously, hence the hash
UseCanonicalName On
However, other machines over the network can't find this host name (or IP, if I set it to the machine's static IP). I get an error 400 from the linux box on other machines trying to access this host name ( So I tried this, which seemed more appropriate:

Listen *:80
but when executing "apachectl start" it gave me the error "98 address already in use".

I also tried using (as below), which I designated as the static ip of my machine, but I then get the error 99 as in the title of this post using these params:

UseCanonicalName On
And if I change ServerName to have .65 instead of .66 as the net portion of that ip address, I get error 98 again.

Interesting tidbits:

ps -e | grep httpd
ps -e | grep apache

yields no other running processes by those names.

netstat -lnp | grep :80

yields no other services bound to that port.

Last edited by fedoraDrew; 10-07-2008 at 11:02 PM. Reason: cut lots of fluff, added more detail to what I tried to do
Old 10-08-2008, 01:09 AM   #2
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