cannot restart innd

William F. Maton wmaton at
Tue Mar 19 11:46:53 UTC 2002

On Tue, 19 Mar 2002, Kenichi Okada wrote:

> I use inn-CURRENT-20020315.tar.gz with enable-ipv6 on Linux-2.4.
> I cannot restart innd.
> % ctlinnd xexec ''
> % tail -f ~news/log/news.notice
> Mar 19 20:08:09 tetoron inndstart: can't bind socket: Address already in use

Can you check the output of netstat and see if there's an address bound to
port nntp?

I also get this on my linux boxes.  Seems to be a missing setsockopt
(speculating here).  What you have to do is wait until the lingering
socket expires/times out, then you can restart.  It's a bit ofa pain.


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