commBind and "can't assign requested address" error

From: John P. Pagano <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 21:03:24 -0500 (EST)

Hi all,

Squid seems to be running in a stable manner. When I try to proxy an
actual http request, however, my squid process outputs the following

[ .. ] commBind: Cannot bind socket FD 26 to (49) Can't
     assign requested address is the IP address of the gateway I was assigned by my ISP.
That is the address I entered in the tcp_outgoing_address tag entry in my
squid.conf file. Is that the wrong place to put that IP address?

The error my client browser returns is also interesting:

"Out of file descriptors"

which means that

"the cache is very busy"

How can that be accurate? I'm the only one trying to use the cache.

Thanks for your help.

John P. Pagano
If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Moving, be like water.  Still, be like a mirror.  Respond like an echo.
Received on Thu Jan 15 1998 - 18:04:54 MST

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