Re: commBind and "can't assign requested address" error

From: Dancer <>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 12:26:26 +1000

Very wrong, in fact.

Go through and comment out all the tcp_incoming, tcp_outgoing, udp_incoming and
udp_outgoing lines in your squid.conf.

(They are actually intended to be _your_ addresses, and default to them. Route
tables take care of gateways, etc)

After you've got them commented out, then try it.


John P. Pagano wrote:

> 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
> error:
> [ .. ] 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.
> --

Did you read the documentation AND the FAQ?
If not, I'll probably still answer your question, but my patience will
be limited, and you take the risk of sarcasm and ridicule.
Received on Thu Jan 15 1998 - 18:28:30 MST

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