confluence update question

Dear all, 

We would like to update confluence from version 4.2.1 to version 5.8, but we found our default port is 80 for confluence used. When we updated confluence , we found we needed to change default port to another port 8090 by modified server.xml file as listed as below: How can we keep default port 80 to new confluence version used ? Thank you.


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To check what process is running on port 80 try these commands

netstat -tulpn|grep 80     for linux
netstat -a -n -o |find 80   for windows



Chander Inguva

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You need to work out what else is already running on port 80, stop that, and change the port for Confluence back to 80 in the server.xml

Thank you for your kindly reply.

We found we can not use port range between 0-1024 port when we use root account . How can we modify the setting ? Thank you.

That's not right - Linux generally stops you from using ports below 1024 when you are *not* root. Your best option is usually to put a proxy web-server in front of JIRA, as you certainly do not want to run the service as root, and the tricks to get it to run on a port below 1024 when not a root user are, well, not pretty.

Yup. good point Nic.

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