Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 237733
"innd: SERVER cant listen RCreader Address already in use" on startup
Last modified: 2008-01-16 08:32:54 EST
Innd has started logging "innd: SERVER cant listen RCreader Address already in
use" on startup. Here's a fragment of /var/log/news/news.notice:
Apr 24 22:32:19 jik2 innd: SERVER perl filtering disabled
Apr 24 22:32:20 jik2 innd: SERVER shutdown shutting down
Apr 24 22:35:29 jik2 innd: SERVER descriptors 1024
Apr 24 22:35:30 jik2 innd: SERVER outgoing 1011
Apr 24 22:35:31 jik2 innd: SERVER ccsetup control:14
Apr 24 22:35:32 jik2 innd: SERVER lcsetup localconn:16
Apr 24 22:35:34 jik2 innd: SERVER rcsetup remconn:3
Apr 24 22:35:37 jik2 innd: SERVER cant listen RCreader Address already in use
Apr 24 22:35:39 jik2 innd: news-transport.mit.edu opened
The log message does not appear to have any ill effects (i.e., I can still
transport and read news), but it is disconcerting nevertheless and should be
fixed if it's a meaningless log message.
I have inn-2.4.3-6.fc6.
I've perused the config files and can't figure out what might be causing the error.
Sorry for delay, I became maintainer of inn today. Thanks for report, it is
caused by switched lines in the code of innd(file rc.c). Error address already
in use is considered as nonterminal, because some IPv6 systems already listening
on any address will return EADDRINUSE when trying to listen on the IPv4 socket.
Anyway, it should be fixed as it could be a bit confusing. Will do that in next
Fixed in inn-2.4.3-9.fc9 , will not backport to FC-6,F7,F8 as it is not critical
issue and is in fact harmless. Closing RAWHIDE.