Bug 120302

Summary: sshd logs Bind to port 22 on failed error after start
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Fred New <fred.new2911>
Component: opensshAssignee: Tomas Mraz <tmraz>
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Version: rawhideCC: djuran, feily, florin, kajtzu
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Description Fred New 2004-04-07 13:07:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
In Fedora Core 2 test 1 and test 2, I have been noticing messages from
sshd in the LogWatch email to root.  I found the source of these
messages in /var/log/secure.  The are issued by sshd whenever the
system is booted:

Apr  7 19:50:28 kuldar sshd[1364]: Server listening on :: port 22.
Apr  7 19:50:28 kuldar sshd[1364]: error: Bind to port 22 on
failed: Address already in use.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reboot the system
2. tail /var/log/secure


Actual Results:  The above error message.

Expected Results:  No error message.

Additional info:

The message doesn't seem to hurt anything, SSH still works.
Comment 1 Kaj J. Niemi 2004-04-08 02:26:26 EDT
This is because by default ssh attempts to bind itself both to a tcp
and a tcp6 port. Both "ListenAddress" and "ListenAddress ::"
are commented out in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

If you are running a IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack system, uncommenting
"ListenAddress ::" will result in the same functionality but no error
messages. You will still be able to ssh to your system using both

I think this is a Linuxism as I have FreeBSD systems where both lines
are active in the config and there are no errors.
Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2005-02-07 11:22:22 EST
*** Bug 122148 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Tomas Mraz 2005-02-10 05:23:50 EST
*** Bug 141119 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Tomas Mraz 2005-05-25 05:29:29 EDT
This cannot be solved safely in sshd. If you want to get rid of the message
uncomment one of the lines in the sshd_config depending on if you use IPv6 or not.
Comment 5 Jarkko 2005-11-16 02:15:11 EST
I'm just wondering why sshd can't work when for example dovecot works.

I have this in my /etc/dovecot.conf:

# IP or host address where to listen in for connections. It's not currently
# possible to specify multiple addresses. "*" listens in all IPv4 interfaces.
# "[::]" listens in all IPv6 interfaces, but may also listen in all IPv4
# interfaces depending on the operating system. You can specify ports with
# "host:port".
imap_listen = [::]
pop3_listen = [::]

# IP or host address where to listen in for SSL connections. Defaults
# to above non-SSL equilevants if not specified.
imaps_listen = [::]
pop3s_listen = [::]
Comment 6 Tomas Mraz 2005-11-16 02:45:56 EST
This is no different from specifying 'ListenAddress ::' in the
/etc/ssh/sshd_config. But when you disable IPv6 in kernel it probably won't work.