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Bug 11075 - auth/tcp: bind: Address already in use
auth/tcp: bind: Address already in use
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: inetd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2000-04-27 10:04 EDT by Giovanni
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-15 09:59:10 EDT
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Description Giovanni 2000-04-27 10:04:33 EDT
I have Red-Hat 6.1. After I have installed the package imap-4.5-4 and
modified the file /etc/inetd.conf (i have enabled the lines pop2 - pop3 -
imap) i have enabled sendmail. After that in my /var/log/messages there is
the following error : auth/tcp: bind: Address already in use. The message
continues every 10 minutes. I have try to go back but the message remain.

Thank You
Giovanni (cedatec@tin.it)
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-05-15 09:59:59 EDT
Verify that the new changes (probably in /etc/inetd.conf.rpmnew) are merged.
The files is marked %config(noreplace), which basically means that we (Red Hat)
will never change the file, so the merge is up to you.

The problem comes from starting up 2 instances of in.identd which are squabbling
over the port. For Red Hat 6.1, indets startup of in.identd is the preferred
method, but see also your alternatives in /usr/doc/pidentd*.

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