inetd[860]: ssh/tcp: bind: Address already in use

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Sat Jul 12 19:58:03 UTC 2008

Either run ssh out of inetd.conf og run it as a daemon, not

I run it as a daemon myself

to do that, leave the line in /etc/rc.conf and remove
the line in inetd.conf

To run it out of inetd and not as a daemon, remove
the line from rc.conf and leave the line in inetd.conf


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of EdwardKing
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 11:54 PM
> To: FreeBSD
> Subject: inetd[860]: ssh/tcp: bind: Address already in use
> I use FreeBSD7.0,I find some time it raise following information:
> inetd[860]: ssh/tcp: bind: Address already in use
> I look up my /etc/rc.conf file,it contains:
> inetd_enable="YES"
> sshd_enable="YES"
> /etc/inetd.conf file contains:
> ssh    stream  tcp    nowait  root  /usr/sbin/sshd  sshd -i -4
> #ssh  stream  tcp6  nowait  root  /usr/sbin/sshd  sshd -i -6
> Where wrong with my BSD system? How to solve it?
> Any idea will be appreciated!
> Edward
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