getting socket.bind() exception, but no actual error
steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Nov 3 02:29:20 CET 2004
Michael Fuhr wrote:
> clarence at silcom.com (Clarence Gardner) writes:
>>And the whole point of the test in the exception handling suite (checking
>>for "in use") is to repeat the bind until that's not the case. This is, of
>>course, in a program in development which sometimes is not able to be
>>restarted right away after a problem.
> Why not? Because you get "Address already in use" exceptions due
> to old connections still being in the TIME_WAIT state? If so, are
> you aware that server processes should usually set the SO_REUSEADDR
> socket option before calling bind()? Or is there some other reason
> that bind() fails?
There is some other reason: the exception argument is (errno 22, Invalid
argument), which is clearly not "Address in use".
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