EXTERNAL: OSError: [Errno 48] Address already in use

Marko Rauhamaa marko at pacujo.net
Tue Jul 3 22:49:47 EDT 2018

Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards at gmail.com>:
> Found a NetBSD 7.1 system to test on...
> After killing a server with an active connection, a new server can
> bind to the same socket regardless of the SO_REUSEADDR setting in
> either server. I don't know if that's some sort of system
> configuration setting or what...

The question is, why shouldn't you be able to bind to an unbound socket
that has stale connections in TIME-WAIT?

Maybe the NetBSD people found the answer: there's no reason.


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