[distcc] Problems with distcc 2.18 and mandatory '--allow'

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Sun Oct 31 04:50:31 GMT 2004

On 29 Oct 2004, Stephen Anthony <stephena at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Version:   distcc 2.18, packaged by Mandrake 10.1 Official
> Platform:   Mandrake 10.1 Official, gcc 3.4.1
> There seems to be a problem with with the new mandatory --allow in 
> distcc 2.18.  I try to run the following:
> distccd --daemon --user nobody --allow
> and the result in /etc/log/syslog is:
> (dcc_listen_by_addr) ERROR: bind of failed: Address already 
> in use
> dcc_exit) exit: code 102; self: 0.000000 user 0.000000 sys; children: 
> 0.000000 user 0.000000 sys
> There's nothing else running on port 3632.  It's almost as if the IP 
> specified by '--allow' is conflicting with the default '' used 
> by '--listen'.

It is extremely unlikely that the --allow option is causing this.  If
the kernel returns this error then the address is in use.  Maybe
something else is using that port?  What does 'netstat -ta' show?

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