Inn takes long time to start

Russ Allbery rra at
Wed Feb 7 19:36:53 UTC 2007

Samer Bechara <farrooda at> writes:

> When I try to start inn , Inn takes a long time to start, and after it
> starts I get the following message:
> "inndstart: can't bind socket: Address already in use"

This message is normal on Linux systems with IPv6 support and is probably
unrelated to the slow startup problem.

Taking a long time to start up is almost always due to DNS timing out on
hosts in incoming.conf, which should show up in news.notice as error
messages prior to the full startup of innd.

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