NGINX not binding to localhost:80 only 127.0.0.1:80
mdounin at mdounin.ru
Fri Dec 21 11:27:54 UTC 2012
On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 05:07:26PM -0800, Bill Culp wrote:
> I used the
> listen localhost:80;
> listen [::]:80;
> And now the server responds to localhost.
> Not sure why this would be happening unless nginx was binding to v6 rather than v4
> either way its nice to have that annoyance gone.
The problem is not that nginx binded to ipv6 - it instead binded
to ipv4 only. But the tool you've used to connect to nginx only
used ipv6 (or used ipv6 as first option, and didn't fallback to
> On Dec 20, 2012, at 2:27 PM, Maxim Dounin <mdounin at mdounin.ru> wrote:
> > Hello!
> > On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 12:41:26PM -0800, Bill Culp wrote:
> >> Ive had this issue with tomcat apache in the past and always
> >> fixed it by specifying localhost as part of the listen directive
> >> - not working with NGINX on OS X.
> >> NGINX is responding to 127.0.0.1 - but localhost it just drops
> >> the connection (its not refusing the connection, just dropping
> >> it)…
> >> Is there a way to fix this I have tried listen *:80, listen
> >> localhost:80 and still I cant reach it through the browser
> >> using localhost.
> >> localhost is resolvable with ping and has its entry in the hosts
> >> file.
> > As of now
> > listen localhost:80;
> > will only listen on first ipv4 address resolved from the localhost
> > name. If you want nginx to listen on all ip addresses (likely
> > ipv4 127.0.0.1 and ipv6 ::1 in your case), you have to list them
> > explicitly, like this:
> > listen 127.0.0.1:80;
> > listen [::1]:80;
> > Or listen on both ipv4 and ipv6 wildcard addresses, like this:
> > listen *:80;
> > listen [::]:80;
> > Note well that to work with ipv6 addresses you need nginx compiled
> > with ipv6 support.
> > --
> > Maxim Dounin
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