TCP/UDP: Socket bind failed on local address [AF_INET] Can't assign requested ad
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 126.96.36.199 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!
Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn: Exiting due to fatal error
Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn: TCP/UDP: Socket bind failed on local address [AF_INET]188.8.131.52:8080: Can't assign requested address
Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn: Socket Buffers: R=[65228->65536] S=[65228->65536]
Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn: Incoming Control Channel Authentication: Using 160 bit message hash 'SHA1' for HMAC authentication
Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn: Outgoing Control Channel Authentication: Using 160 bit message hash 'SHA1' for HMAC authentication
Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn: Control Channel Authentication: using '/var/etc/openvpn/server1.tls-auth' as a OpenVPN static key file
Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn: Diffie-Hellman initialized with 4096 bit key
Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn: NOTE: the current –script-security setting may allow this configuration to call user-defined scripts
Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn: MANAGEMENT: unix domain socket listening on /var/etc/openvpn/server1.sock
Dec 24 12:03:12 openvpn: OpenVPN 2.3.2 amd64-portbld-freebsd8.3 [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [eurephia] [MH] [IPv6] built on Jul 24 2013
phil.davis last edited by
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 ;)
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?
phil.davis last edited by
184.108.40.206/24 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.
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.