running XAMPP in a secondary IP address

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running XAMPP in a secondary IP address

Postby rrodrigueznt » 16. April 2006 12:20

Hi all,

Sorry, but I'm afraid I won't be able to post any question in german... by now! Thanks for accepting my English.

As a Novell Netware user for more than one decade I'm now a bit lost in this movement toward Linux. But happy to try to join this great FOSS family!

I'm currently running a handfull of Linux boxes. All of them SuSE. One of them is a SuSE Linux Enterprise Server including PHP 4.3.4. I do need PHP 5.x running in this box. In the recent past I've learnt not to mess with the default Netware Apache instances if I want them keeping running!

So, a colleague from the suse-linex-e email list has proposed me to install XAMPP. And it seems to me a great advice!

But, could it possible to bind XAMPP to a secondary IP address at the server trying to avoid any interference with the already installed Apache, MySQL and PHP stuff?

Thank you so much for your help,

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Postby Oswald » 16. April 2006 18:40

Dear Ricardo!

Yes, it is possible to bind XAMPP's Apache, MySQL (and ProFTPD) to another IP address, but it will be some work.


You've to change the Listen directive in /opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf and /opt/lampp/etc/extra/httpd-ssl.conf.


Add the following line to them [mysqld] section in /opt/lampp/etc/my.cnf:

bind-address =

Where should be your second IP address.


As far I remember /opt/lampp/etc/proftpd.conf knows a Bind directive, but to make sure please take a look into the ProFTPD documentation.


You also need to make some changes to /opt/lampp/lampp to let XAMPP start while running other Apache and MySQL daemons.

Many greetings and good luck
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