"Address already in use" and lan port locks up

  • Periodically, our pfSense router will completely stop responding on the LAN side. Unplugging and replugging the LAN cable fixes the issue every time.

    Whenever this happens (as much as several times a day), I see the following (usually several times) in the system log at the time of the issue:

    inetd[22782]: 19000/udp: bind: Address already in use

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  • i don't know what it is, but iana says that tcp/udp 19000 is iGrid server port. Does it ring any bells?

  • Not at all.

  • Actually, it just happened again without that error.

    Any idea why this should happen and just unplugging and replugging the LAN cable would fix it?

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    That is from NAT reflection. It's trying to bind the reflection daemon to a high port in order to bounce connections back.

    That message is likely not related to what you are seeing - something else must be happening before that to trigger a reload of the LAN interface. Perhaps it's losing its link (or it believes it is).

    Sounds like it could be a flaky cable/NIC/switch port.

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