When trying to run API Gateway, errors such as the following are observed:
ERROR 01/Jan/2015:00:00:00.000 [06de:000000000000000000000000] failed to listen on address ::1/18085: Address family not supported by protocol. can't create socket for address ERROR 01/Jan/2015:10:00:00.000 [0000:000000000000000000000000] can't create socket: Address family not supported by protocol
This error will usually indicate there is a problem with the loopback interface containing an invalid address. Often, the issue is that IPv6 is disabled, but the localhost entry contains an IPv6 address like ::1. So when the gateway tries to bind to localhost, it receives the IPv6 address, then fails to bind to it, producing an error.
Check that the /etc/hosts file contains only valid addresses for localhost, for example an IPv4-only host might look like this:
Also, make sure the loopback interface is running:
# ifconfig lo lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:347819 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:347819 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:82988240 (79.1 MiB) TX bytes:82988240 (79.1 MiB)