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IIS Binds To All Available IP Addresses When It Starts
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When you start Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0, IIS appears to bind to all Internet Protocol (IP) addresses on a server, not just the IP addresses that are assigned to Web sites. In addition, when you run another service that uses port 80 on an unused IP address, IIS may return an error.
To enhance performance, IIS 5.0 uses "socket pooling", in which IIS binds to all IP addresses when it starts.
To work around this behavior, disable socket pooling in IIS as follows:
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238131/EN-US/ )How to Disable Socket Pooling
Article ID: 259349 - Last Review: November 21, 2006 - Revision: 2.1