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Let IIS6 listen on one IP address

Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:22 pm

If your server has two IP addresses: and, and you want to bind them for IIS and Wing FTP on port 80 (IIS takes, Wing FTP takes

But you may find IIS will take all the IP addresses even though IIS is told to use the specific IP, it is because that Socket Pooling causes IIS to listen to all IP addresses, the Socket Pooling is enabled by default in IIS6, see the KB articles: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=238131, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331062

And how to fix this IIS issue? Just open a command prompt and type the following commands:
net stop http /y
httpcfg set iplisten –i
net start w3svc

Then everything will work fine, IIS will listen on IP, and it won't effect other program anymore.
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