Bug 1501499 - tomcat listens to for serving requests but just needs localhost
Summary: tomcat listens to for serving requests but just needs localhost
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Satellite
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Installer
Version: 6.2.11
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: 6.8.0
Assignee: satellite6-bugs
QA Contact: Devendra Singh
: 1188603 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 1545876
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-10-12 16:21 UTC by Chris Duryee
Modified: 2023-12-15 15:59 UTC (History)
20 users (show)

Fixed In Version: foreman-installer-2.1.0-0
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Last Closed: 2020-10-27 12:57:21 UTC
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Foreman Issue Tracker 21508 0 Normal Closed tomcat listens on by default 2021-02-20 03:46:43 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:4366 0 None None None 2020-10-27 12:57:47 UTC

Description Chris Duryee 2017-10-12 16:21:31 UTC
Description of problem:

After an installation, tomcat is listening on for the following ports defined in server.xml:


The only service connecting to tomcat is katello, which runs on localhost. It would be better if tomcat was restricted to binding to This is changed via server.xml.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 6.2.11

Comment 2 Chris Duryee 2017-10-12 16:44:59 UTC
sorry, i meant to say that katello only connects to candlepin on localhost, not that katello itself runs on localhost:)

Comment 4 Chris Roberts 2017-11-09 20:16:51 UTC
*** Bug 1188603 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8 Craig Donnelly 2018-03-08 20:24:01 UTC
Currently showing the following on 6.3.0:

# netstat -tnpl | grep java
tcp6       0      0 :::8080                 :::*          LISTEN      11722/java          
tcp6       0      0 :::8443                 :::*          LISTEN      11722/java          
tcp6       0      0          :::*          LISTEN      11722/java          
tcp6       0      0 :::8009                 :::*          LISTEN      11722/java

Comment 9 Peter Gervase 2018-03-12 16:26:24 UTC
Will this be configurable in custom-hiera?

Comment 10 Rich Jerrido 2018-03-12 19:59:01 UTC
(In reply to Peter Gervase from comment #9)
> Will this be configurable in custom-hiera?

Why would it need to be? End users aren't supposed to interact directly with Tomcat.

Comment 26 Devendra Singh 2020-06-17 10:09:18 UTC
Build Version: 6.8 Snap4

Status: Verified

Verification point:

# rpm -q foreman-installer-2.1.0-0.3.1.rc2.el7sat.noarch

# sudo netstat -lnp|grep java
tcp6       0      0          :::*                    LISTEN      21575/java          
tcp6       0      0          :::*                    LISTEN      21575/java          
tcp6       0      0 :::8140                 :::*                    LISTEN      21787/java          
tcp6       0      0         :::*                    LISTEN      21575/java          
udp6       0      0 :::49220                :::*                                21575/java      

So here tomcat is communicating to candlepin via localhost(Katello).

One more thing the 8140 port is a puppet, not tomcat.

Comment 29 errata-xmlrpc 2020-10-27 12:57:21 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory (Important: Satellite 6.8 release), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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