printer/tcp: bind: Address already in use

K Anderson freebsduser at
Mon Nov 17 19:28:00 PST 2003

Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> At 6:02 PM -0800 11/17/03, K Anderson wrote:
>> Garance A Drosihn wrote:
>>> Are all the messages from the same process?  And is that
>>> process really 'inetd'?  If so, what kind of entries do
>>> you have in /etc/inetd.conf?
>> Woa, thanks for the quick response.
> Just a matter of luck...  :-)
>> Yes, the process is really inetd. Since in the inetd.conf
>> there is the following entry:
>>   printer         515/tcp    spooler
>>   printer         515/udp    spooler
> Are those lines really in your /etc/inetd.conf file?  Those
> look more like lines from /etc/services.
Oh, right. Sorry.
inetd.conf says....
printer stream tcp nowait daemon /usr/local/libexec/cups/daemon/cups-lpd 

>> And the wants to load lpd from /usr/local/sbin. I
>> do have cups-lpr installed but I don't recall this issue
>> arising from it.
> I have no experience with cups-lpr or lprng, so I'm not sure
> what would be causing the problems you described.  But anything
> named /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ will be executed at startup.
> (well, if it is marked as executable).  I don't think inetd
> enters into that.  But maybe the script launches another copy
> of inetd with a different config file.
>> I killed the lpd process and the renamed to something
>> like Now inetd doesn't complain.
>> Of course I don't understand what application put it there.
> Try:
> pkg_info -W /usr/local/etc/rc.d/
> or
> pkg_which /usr/local/etc/rc.d/
> (pkg_which is under /usr/local/sbin, if you've installed
> the portupgrade port).  You might have to move the file
> back to it's original name for those commands to work...
Had to do with something called LPRng. I don't recall how it was put 
there. So I uninstalled it and it didn't complain about any 
dependencies. So now the offender is removed. Such confusion. hehehe.

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