[Bro-Dev] #253: Can't bind to port 47760, Address already in use

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Thu Mar 21 12:12:41 PDT 2013

#253: Can't bind to port 47760, Address already in use
  Reporter:  Tyler.Schoenke   |      Owner:  dnthayer
      Type:  Feature Request  |     Status:  assigned
  Priority:  Normal           |  Milestone:  Bro2.2
 Component:  BroControl       |    Version:  1.5.2
Resolution:                   |   Keywords:

Comment (by seth):

 > I can't seem to reproduce this issue.

 Just start up netcat on a port that BroControl is going to use.
 Occasionally broctl will leave processes running that it somehow manages
 to forget about.  The main thought behind where this ticket was going was
 to make something that would check that the port was available to be
 opened before running Bro.

 What we were initially thinking was that we'd run netcat (or do it
 directly with python) to open the port that Bro was going to use and then
 connect to it from the remote side.  That solves not only this issue with
 old Bro processes hanging around but also deal with firewalls issues
 between Bro nodes that need to connect to each other.

Ticket URL: <http://tracker.bro.org/bro/ticket/253#comment:10>
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