Monday, May 6, 2013

couldn't add command channel address in use

Spent sometime around this error using chroot bind 9.x
couldn't add command channel address in use

 Guys, assuming your bind config is correct - this error is related to service "portserve" running and using this port!
ps -ef|grep portreserve|grep -v grep
root      1349     1  0 May06 ?        00:00:00 /sbin/portreserve

stop the service and disable from startup:

service portreserve stop
Stopping portreserve: [  OK  ]
[root@WNS3 etc]# chkconfig portreserve off


  1. THANKS!
    That is a high value information.
    We just spent half a day searching for a solution too. Who would have guessed with installing bind you get portreserve and funny enough portreserve using the same port actually reserved for named command channel?!

  2. I feel you pain:) i am glad i was able to help