Re: on Mac OS 10.3.4

From: Mike Baranczak (
Date: 06/01/04

Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 19:40:48 GMT

In article <c9ids6$e77$>,
 Peter Ammon <> wrote:

> Mike Baranczak wrote:
> > I have a strange problem which I only noticed today. I can't open a
> > server socket at all using Java. I always get a BindException, even when
> > I know for a fact that the port is not in use. This only affects Java
> > apps; Apache is working fine, so's CVS, and I can listen on any port I
> > want with netcat.
> >
> > This seems to affect all Java programs, not just the ones I wrote. Those
> > same programs were working fine just a few days ago (I have both JBoss
> > and Jetty installed, but most of the time they're not running.)
> >
> > Could this have anything to do with the latest OS update?
> >
> > -MB
> If a program is messily terminated, I believe Mac OS X will prevent any
> app from listening on the same port for a while, to avoid receiving
> stale data.

Except that this affected ALL the ports I tried. And like I said, it
only affected Java - those same ports worked with netcat.

This problem went away after rebooting, and I haven't been able to
duplicate it. I'll just put this one down as bad network mojo.