Bug 1018394 - tomcat fails to start on ipv6
tomcat fails to start on ipv6
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tomcat6 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Knox
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Reported: 2013-10-11 16:55 EDT by Ade Lee
Modified: 2015-11-01 19:18 EST (History)
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Description Ade Lee 2013-10-11 16:55:19 EDT
Description of problem:

On a server on which ipv6 is enabled and ipv4 is not enabled - and the ipv4 localhost is configured in /etc/hosts, tomcat fails to start because the shutdown port will attempt to bind to the ipv4 localhost.

A better approach might be to cycle through both ipv4 and ipv6 interfaces - and only fail if neither is available.

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Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2013-10-14 21:33:43 EDT
This request was not resolved in time for the current release.
Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
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the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Comment 3 David Knox 2013-11-04 14:08:29 EST
tomcat assumes localhost so perhaps a better solution is to use InetAddress.getLocalHost().getHostAddress()
Comment 5 David Knox 2014-10-20 14:21:31 EDT
unfortunately, tomcat6-6.0.24 hard codes 'localhost' in several places.

there has been success on ipv6-only systems when localhost is mapped to the ipv6 address.
Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2014-10-20 14:35:48 EDT
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.
You may appeal this decision by reopening this request.

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