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Phani Kumar
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Joined: Dec 18, 2006
Posts: 21
Hi all,
I am using SunOne webserver(iPlanet) as a webserver in my envirnment, we have a proposal to change the IP Address, in which the webserver was installed. I need a small clarification on this.

1. How is the IP address Entry in the Listen Socket Table used?
2. Whether it should be 0.0.0.0 or need to change to New IP Address?
3. Can you Explain me, what is the 0.0.0.0 in the IP Address Field of the Listen Socket Table.


Thanks and best regards,
Phanikumar Y.
David O'Meara
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Can you please fix your display name? Otherwise your account will be deleted.

0.0.0.0 means it will listen on all IPs, so it will respond on that port whether the localhost, lan or external IP is used. If you change the IP of the machine and it is already set to 0.0.0.0 then all should be fine.
Phani Kumar
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Joined: Dec 18, 2006
Posts: 21
David,
thaks for the response. If you dont mind i need little clarification on this...

1. Can you please fix your display name? Otherwise your account will be deleted.

Q : here what is the display name you are talking about?

2. 0.0.0.0 means it will listen on all IPs, so it will respond on that port whether the localhost, lan or external IP is used. If you change the IP of the machine and it is already set to 0.0.0.0 then all should be fine.

Q: As you said, 0.0.0.0 means it will listen to all IPS. but In my production environment Domain Saparation is going on. And in my pre-production, it didn't work with the 0's(After Domain Saparation), Then we changed it to our server IPs. then it stated working fine. So, the point is now, the same we have to do it in Production. Then, Is it better to suggest them to change that IP or Leave it as it is. but, they are asking the Question Like, Why we need to change the IP address their.
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Q : here what is the display name you are talking about?


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David O'Meara
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Display names need to be two words: Your first name, a space, then your last name.

You will need to explain "didn't work". From memory there is a reverse-lookup that happens when iPlanet starts up, and it needs to match the domain with the IP before starting, but it was two years ago when I last looked so that is all I can remember. We had a problem since our web servers were running behind a load balancer.
 
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