closing sockets

Grant Edwards grante at
Tue Oct 4 20:22:15 CEST 2005

On 2005-10-04, Mohammed Smadi <smadim2 at> wrote:
> hi;
> i am executing program whcih uses a tcp socket.  At the end of the program 
> i do s.close() where s is my socket.
> when i try to run the program again right away i get the following error
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "", line 14, in ?
>     s.bind(("", hp_port)) # do some error checking
>   File "<string>", line 1, in bind
> socket.error: (98, 'Address already in use')
> how can i get around that

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