socket already in use error on server

Neeraj Rai rneeraj at
Thu Jun 20 05:29:02 CEST 2013

I forgot to mention, 
SO_REUSEADDR is not an option for me as I don't want two instances running at the same time.
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:58:55 +0800
From: fatmck <fatmck at>
To: libev at
Subject: Re: socket already in use error on server
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you can google SO_REUSEADDR socket option. this option will allow you 
reuse the address.
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