TCP/UDP: Socket bind failed on local address [AF_INET] Can't assign requested ad



  • Hi Everyone!

    I am getting really mad: It's been 2 days since I've been trying to solve this problem unsuccessfully.
    Every time I start my OpenVPN server 2.3.2, it gives this error message (see log below).

    Where does my OpenVPN server take this 46.30.88.26 address from??? It really seems that I can't change it at all!
    I did a factory reset, reloaded my setttings, I even reinstalled pfSense from scratch and reloaded my setttings!!
    Still this same F******* address!

    THANK YOU!

    Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn[46823]: Exiting due to fatal error
    Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn[46823]: TCP/UDP: Socket bind failed on local address [AF_INET]46.30.88.26:8080: Can't assign requested address
    Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn[46823]: Socket Buffers: R=[65228->65536] S=[65228->65536]
    Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn[46823]: Incoming Control Channel Authentication: Using 160 bit message hash 'SHA1' for HMAC authentication
    Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn[46823]: Outgoing Control Channel Authentication: Using 160 bit message hash 'SHA1' for HMAC authentication
    Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn[46823]: Control Channel Authentication: using '/var/etc/openvpn/server1.tls-auth' as a OpenVPN static key file
    Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn[46823]: Diffie-Hellman initialized with 4096 bit key
    Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn[46823]: NOTE: the current –script-security setting may allow this configuration to call user-defined scripts
    Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn[46823]: MANAGEMENT: unix domain socket listening on /var/etc/openvpn/server1.sock
    Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn[46823]: OpenVPN 2.3.2 amd64-portbld-freebsd8.3 [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [eurephia] [MH] [IPv6] built on Jul 24 2013



  • I guess this is your WAN public IP. That range is allocated to State Institute For Drug Control in the Czech Republic. Hopefully you are there  ;)
    http://myip.ms/view/ip_addresses/773740544/46.30.88.0_46.30.88.255



  • Thank you Phil  :)

    Actually, I had a very bad inspiration! I changed the address in the log (bad choice!)
    I understand that you believe it is my WAN address! (I guess I should have chosen another one!).

    The one I have in my log is 88.45.66.X and I can't change it!

    Where does my OpenVPN server take this 88.45.66.X address from??? From which file?  How can I change it?

    Thanks!



  • 88.45.66.0/24 is in Italy - maybe we are in the right country now? I guess this has to be a WAN IP given out by your ISP. Look in /cf/conf/config.xml and search for "88.45.60". If it is not there, then it must (should) be a dynamic IP from your ISP. Look in Status->Interfaces, the IP should appear on some interface.



  • Hey Phil!
    Thank you for your response, I always appreciate your help.
    I didn't find the address in /cf/conf/config.xml but I believe it came from the cache of my ISP which kept this address that I used as a proxy/gateway a few days before! (It may have been kept in my adsl box cache, or remotely in my ISP proxy cache).
    I turned my box off for a few hours and now everything's back to normal!
    BTW I am a Unicef donator.
    Regards,
    Dennis
    http://www.unicef.org
    https://www.eff.org


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