How to bind nginx to ipv4 and ipv6 interface ?

Igor Sysoev igor at
Wed Dec 19 19:01:39 UTC 2012

On Nov 27, 2012, at 1:50 , hristoc wrote:

> Hello,
> any one can tell me what is wrong on my nginx 1.2.5 version compied with
> ipv6 suppot ? I try to start nginx on both ipv4 and ipv6. I read on internet
> if I put in my config file: listen [::]:80; is enought and nginx will bind
> on both ipv4 and ipv6 interfaces or even if I compile nginx with ipv6
> support is enought and on listen 80; will bind to ip4 and ip6, but i receive
> follow error:
> [emerg] 15728#0: bind() to [::]:80 failed (98: Address already in use
> Any hints how to start nginx on both intefaces ?

listen 80;
listen [::]:80 ipv6only=on;

Igor Sysoev

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