nginx – nginx: [emerg] bind() to [::]:80 failed (98: Address already in use) – Dev

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QUESTION:

All of a sudden I am getting the below nginx error

 * Restarting nginx
 * Stopping nginx nginx
   ...done.
 * Starting nginx nginx
nginx: [emerg] bind() to [::]:80 failed (98: Address already in use)
nginx: [emerg] bind() to [::]:80 failed (98: Address already in use)
nginx: [emerg] bind() to [::]:80 failed (98: Address already in use)
nginx: [emerg] bind() to [::]:80 failed (98: Address already in use)
nginx: [emerg] bind() to [::]:80 failed (98: Address already in use)
nginx: [emerg] still could not bind()
   ...done.
   ...done.

If I run

lsof -i :80 or sudo fuser -k 80/tcp 

I get nothing. Nothing on port 80

Then I run the below:

sudo netstat -pan | grep ":80"
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:8070          0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      15056/uwsgi     
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39567      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39564      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39584      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39566      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39571      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39580      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39562      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39582      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39586      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39575      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39579      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39560      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39587      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39591      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   -               
tcp        0      0 10.170.35.97:39589      10.158.58.13:8080       TIME_WAIT   - 

I am stumped. How do I debug this?

I am using uwsgi with a proxy pass on port 8070. uwsgi is running. Nginx is not. I am using ubuntu 12.4

Below are the relevant portions of my nginx conf file

upstream uwsgi_frontend {
          server 127.0.0.1:8070;
        }
server {
listen 80;
        server_name 127.0.0.1;
        location = /favicon.ico {
                  log_not_found off;
                }



                location / {
                       include uwsgi_params;
                       uwsgi_buffering off;

                       uwsgi_pass 127.0.0.1:8070;
                 }
        }

Here is how I install nginx on ubuntu 12.04

nginx=stable;add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/$nginx;
apt-get update
apt get install nginx-full

ANSWER:

[::]:80 is a ipv6 address.

This error can be caused if you have a nginx configuration that is listening on port 80 and also on port [::]:80.

I had the following in my default sites-available file:

listen 80;
listen [::]:80 default_server;

You can fix this by adding ipv6only=on to the [::]:80 like this:

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

For more information, see:

http://forum.linode.com/viewtopic.php?t=8580

http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpCoreModule#listen

ANSWER:

i fixed this by running sudo apachectl stop – turns out apache was running in the background and prevented nginx from starting on the desired port.

On ubuntu run sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop

ANSWER:

I found the issue that I never had before.

I just had to delete /etc/nginx/sites-available/default. Then it worked.

This deletion will delete the symlink only, As backup you can find default file in
/etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default

My conf was in /etc/nginx/default.

ANSWER:

My case is different, I had to kill running Nginx to restart it.

Instead of

sudo systemctl restart nginx

I had to use:

sudo pkill -f nginx & wait $!
sudo systemctl start nginx