Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 14836
xinetd fails on restart if "bind" directive used
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
I am currently running xinetd-18.104.22.168pre8-11 and have noticed a problem if
I restart xinetd after having used the "bind" directive in a startup file
as shown below:
bind = 22.214.171.124
xinetd does not seem to like being stopped and started so quickly, and
this message appears in the log:
Jul 29 16:01:52 tornado xinetd: bind failed (Address already in use
(errno = 98)). service = imap
The service then fails to listen on the nominated port (in this case 143).
I've worked around the problem by stopping xinetd and starting it a few
Maybe some sort of sleep statement in the /etc/rc.d/init/xinetd script
would also fix this?
The current package uses runs with the "-reuse" flag, which should solve the
You are of course correct that this is the way the latest xinetd is configured,
however the problem persists despite that, and I still need to manually shut
down and restart xinetd in order to solve the problems with interface binding
as I originally described...
I can't reproduce this - please try beta5, and reopen if still a problem.