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Why does DBD::Sybase return 'cannot assign requested adress'?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Jun 19, 2002 at 22:27 UTC
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I have freetds(0.51) installed and working fine with PHP to connect to an mssql 2000 server from a Solaris 2.6 box. Yet DBD::Sybase (0.91)built with the same freetds returns 'cannot assign requested address'. What would cause this? Thanks.

Answer: Why does DBD::Sybase return 'cannot assign requested adress'?
contributed by mpeppler

"Cannot assign requested address" usually comes from a bind() call that is done with a port that is already in use.

However - DBD::Sybase (and freetds) shouldn't call that function at all, so I don't know what could be causing this.

Have you tried asking on the FreeTDS mailing list?


Answer: Why does DBD::Sybase return 'cannot assign requested adress'?
contributed by Anonymous Monk

Seems a lot of old Perl code has weird arguments to socket() and bind() calls which request a particular local port and/or interface. This used to work but no longer does.

Answer: Why does DBD::Sybase return 'cannot assign requested adress'?
contributed by Anonymous Monk

Yes, I posted this several months ago. The recent Apache security bug has me rebuilding and reviewing. Jim H.

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