bind_address

March 26, 2020 Contributors

Name

bind_address — source address for outbound connections

Synopsis

Bind_Address = "10.0.0.1"

Bind_Address = "fe80::a00:1"

Bind_Address = "my.local.host.name"

Description

Configures the source address that Momentum uses for outbound connections. When specified at the global scope, Bind_Address configures the source IP for the default binding. When specified in a Binding stanza, the source IP for that binding will be configured.

This option must be present in a Binding stanza to dictate which IP address that named binding represents. If bind_address is defined in the global scope it is the fallback value; the kernel chooses the value only if bind_address is not set in either the binding stanza or the global scope.

The default for this option is *, which corresponds to INADDR_ANY (or its IPv6 equivalent); the actual address used in that case is determined by the operating system kernel based on the destination address.

Note

You must restart ecelerity whenever you make a change to a
bind_address.

Warning

If the delivery of a message requires contacting a machine on a private network (on a multi-homed machine) and the bind address specified is a public IP address, the internal address may be considered "unroutable" and all messages destined for that IP address will subsequently be undeliverable.

Scope

bind_address is valid in the global, binding_group, and binding scopes.

See Also

binding