IP Listen List is the list of IP addresses that Windows HTTP Server API binds. By default, the HTTP Server API binds to all IP addresses (INADDR_ANY/ or INADDR6_ANY/::). The HTTP Server API is used by applications such as IIS.

Configure IP Listen List

  HttpCfg.exe Netsh.exe
(Command Availability) Windows Server 2003 Windows Vista + / Windows Server 2008 +
add httpcfg set iplisten -i IP netsh http add iplisten IP
query/show httpcfg query iplisten -i IP netsh http show iplisten IP
delete httpcfg delete iplisten -i IP netsh http delete iplisten IP

Note: Changes made via HttpCfg.exe of Netsh.exe are loaded automatically.

Configuration Store

Configuration for HTTP Server API is stored in registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HTTP\Parameters.

And configuration for IP Listen List is stored in Multi-String Value ListenOnlyList.

Note: Changes made via registry are loaded after machine reboot or HTTP service restart.