[Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq difficulty

Stephane Billiart stephane.billiart at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 17:51:44 GMT 2008

On 05/03/08 ? ? 16:05, L Forrister wrote:
> Hi
> I have just begun trying to configure dnsmasq, and am encountering a  
> problem.  I am also really new to Debian, so please bear with me.
> I'm running Debian Etch.  The package manager installation of dnsmasq  
> v2.35-1 went fine. But it doesn't start at boot up.  Running it manually  
> in a root shell I'm getting the message
> < dnsmasq: failed to create listening socket: Address already in use >
> There's no other dns or dhcp daemons running, so I have no idea what  
> socket/address the message is referring to and even less which software  
> is creating the conflict. 

Do you happen to run an NFS server on this machine too?
I once had a similar problem on my debian server but the other way around,
dnsmasq was preventing one of the NFS daemons to start.

Check your 'query-port' in dnsmasq.conf

You can also check what processes are using which ports on your server
with the command:
	netstat -anlp | grep -w LISTEN

Hope this helps,

Stéphane Billiart                      http://perso.orange.fr/billiart/

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