Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1018394
tomcat fails to start on ipv6
Last modified: 2015-11-01 19:18:24 EST
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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tomcat assumes localhost so perhaps a better solution is to use InetAddress.getLocalHost().getHostAddress()
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.
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