[sane-devel] Saned not working any more in Lucid

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Fri Nov 19 08:46:03 UTC 2010


On Nov 18 17:40 Lutz Andersohn wrote (shortened):
> The syslog file on startup says that
> "Bind failed (address already in use (errno = 98). service = saned"
> followed by "Service saned failed to start and is deactivated."

Another process is already using the same port which should be
used by the saned. The usual "sane-port" is 6566, see /etc/services
and/or see the xinetd file for the saned which port is defined there,
see also "man saned".

Assume it is port 6566, then you could run
   netstat -nap | grep 6566
to show the process which is already using this port.

Often such a process uses a port only for a short time
so that "netstat -nap | grep 6566" may show nothing.

In this case you could restart the xinetd and then it should work
and "netstat -nap | grep 6566" would usually show something like
   tcp ... 0 ...* ... LISTEN .../xinetd
i.e. the xinetd is listening (the xinetd would start the actual
saned when a client connects to port 6566) when then saned
is used in its default mode (see "man saned").

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstrasse 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
AG Nuernberg, HRB 16746, GF: Markus Rex

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