Error?? inetd[38476]: 19000/udp: bind: Address already in use


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Logs are getting spammed with this - what is causing it?

    Sep 3 06:45:56 inetd[38476]: 19000/tcp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:45:56 inetd[38476]: 19000/udp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:45:56 inetd[38476]: 19000/udp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:45:56 inetd[38476]: 19001/tcp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:45:56 inetd[38476]: 19001/tcp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:45:56 inetd[38476]: 19002/udp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:45:56 inetd[38476]: 19002/udp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:35:56 inetd[38476]: 19000/tcp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:35:56 inetd[38476]: 19000/tcp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:35:56 inetd[38476]: 19000/udp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:35:56 inetd[38476]: 19000/udp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:35:56 inetd[38476]: 19001/tcp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:35:56 inetd[38476]: 19001/tcp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:35:56 inetd[38476]: 19002/udp: bind: Address already in use
    Sep 3 06:35:56 inetd[38476]: 19002/udp: bind: Address already in use


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    It means what it says, something else (perhaps another inetd process?) is already bound to those ports.

    Check the output of "sockstat" to see who/what has those ports bound.


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    I do not seem to be getting them once I checked this box under advanced firewall/nat

    Disables the automatic creation of additional NAT redirect rules for access to port forwards on your external IP addresses from within your internal networks. Note: Reflection for port forward entries is skipped for ranges larger than 500 ports.

    I have no need for nat reflection, and this seems to have fixed the error.  Why? is the question - shouldn't automatic redirect rules use ports that are not in use?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    It normally does, but that may also depend on what other services you are running on the box or what else may be on those ports. I don't think it checks if a port is in use, it just grabs a range that is typically not used.


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    well I just did a sockstat and don't see anything listening on those ports.. Let me turn it back on and see if the errors come back and then I will check with sockstat.


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