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RE: can CYGWIN have a different IP address to Windows?

Don't consider apache as a component of Cygwin, it is a separate app.
Taken that way, you have 2 web servers on the same host (apache and
IIS).  You want to run both, but not on the same IP.  So the solution is
the same as it would be if you were running Win32 Apache and IIS on the
same host, you give the Windows host 2 IP's and bind each web server
instance to one or the other as you prefer.  Does that clear it up a

On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, Joel Hughes wrote:

> Hi Max,
> the issue here is serving web pages. There is already a port 80 web server
> on the laptop (IIS) and there is obviously apache in cygwin.
> I need cygwin because I need a *nix like dev env for a certain web site. I
> don't really want to run cygwins apache on a different port. I need also to
> run apache in a nix env rather than the win32 install.
> Obviously I can't run both web servers on the same port on the same IP.
> Bruce came up with an interesting idea of giving the laptop 2 IPs and then
> specify the two different IPs respectively in the two different webservers.
> The desired effect is not there yet - IIS still thinks it will serve off the
> new IP (IP2). Even thought all websites on IIS (& FTP & SMTP) are running
> bound to IP1, the IIS Master service still thinks its bound to all
> applicable IPs (this is where I think the issue lies). If I can force IIS to
> be more selective with its bound IP choice then I can get this done.
> Another more roundabout method (if I can't get IIS to ignore IP2) would be
> to make the CYGWIN apache the main port 80 server and run IIS servers on
> non-standard ports (& then use APache to proxy on). However, I feel this may
> fall with the same problem as above - the default master web server
> properties are hardcoded IP All Unassigned and Port 80.
> If I HAVE to amend the apache web application to run off a non-standard port
> in dev then I will but I was searching for a more elegent solution which
> allowed me to keep the dev & live envs more similar.
> joel
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Max Bowsher []
> Sent: 12 August 2002 23:31
> To:;
> Subject: Re: can CYGWIN have a different IP address to Windows?
> Joel Hughes wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have CYGWIN installed on my Win2K server laptop.
> >
> > Can I assign CYGWIN a different IP address to that of my laptop?
> Cygwin != VMware, or anything like that.
> So, really, your question is more or less equivalent to 'Can I assign
> Internet
> Explorer and Outlook Express different IP addresses when they run on the
> same
> computer?'
> Max.
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