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Why need to bind address in Linux but not Windows  RSS feed

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I've two Wildfly servers, one under Windows OS and another under Linux.
I'm curious as to why we have to bind the IP address during start up in Linux
environment, but it's not needed in Windows.

./standalone.sh -b=

If the above is not done in Linux, the deployed application would not be accessible
by a remote browser.

Can anyone please shed some light on this.

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Actually, what you are really doing is overridingp the default bind (listener) address. Its default value us (localhost).

As I recall, Wildfly has a fairly complicated startup script, which is OS-dependent, since Linux cannot run Windows BAT files and Windows doesn't normally have anything like the Unix bash shell. It's probable that when the Windows environment was created that it was set to default to bind on

Actually, the reason why Linux would be binding by default to is that it's more secure. If a system is wide open straight out of the box, it's more susceptible to attack. So the reasoning is that you can configure it as a local user before releasing it to the cold, cruel world.
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