Apache and Skype

Today I installed Apache 2 on to my test box (Wamp). Had a few problems for a while and couldn’t figure it out. Kept getting the error:

(OS 10048) Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted. :make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:80 no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs

First thing that popped into mind was maybe it was something with my firewall… so I turn it off… uninstall the apache and try to reinstall… same problem. Next figure maybe I have a bad download.. toss the old install into the trash – download a new one and try to reinstall. Same problem.

So I join the #apache channel on irc.freenode.org and start typing up my question. I note that I couldn’t find anything like this error in the Apache Docs… but then I start thinking that I really didn’t try google. Obviously I googled next using “error message OS 10048”.

First link I find is this and loe and behold I found my answer – It’s Skype. The blasted thing runs off the same socket as the apache server and doesn’t like to share. All I had to do was close it, run the apache installer and then reopen it.

Apache should make a note of this somewhere in their docs.