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Old 10-30-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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change HTTP default port -- Issue

Hi all,

I have changed the http default port from 80 to 8008(HTTP Alternate) in /etc/httpd/conf/http.conf file.
#Listen 80
Listen 8008
Restarted the httpd service and it is running.

But I am not able to see any welcome page while accessing from browser (http://xx.xx.xx.xx OR http://xx.xx.xx.xx:8008).

Is there anything else need to change to work for 8008 port? Please help me.

Thanks in advance.
Old 10-30-2009, 01:00 PM   #2
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Hi -

1. It *sounds* like you're doing everything correctly.
In general, all you need to do is update httpd.conf and restart.

2. Logged on locally, type:
netstat -a | less
<= Make sure you've actually got an active listener on port 8008
You can also use "lsof" (a non-standard command - but easily available) to make sure THE listener is YOUR httpd daemon.

3. The *only* way you can connect is: . The standard "http://xx.xx.xx.xx", of course, will look for a listener on port 80 - and fail to find it.

4. Definitely try "http://localhost:8008", on your local machine.

If you can connect locally, but not from another client - check firewalls.

5. Of course, check your Apache and system logs.

'Hope that helps .. PSM


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