Bind: Address Already in Use
Detailed article about opening and using network sockets so that you avoid leaving them hanging around.
"In order for a network connection to close, both ends have to send
FIN (final) packets, which indicate they will not send any
additional data, and both ends must ACK (acknowledge) each
other's FIN packets. The FIN packets are initiated
by the application performing a close(), a shutdown(),
or an exit().
The ACKs are handled by the kernel after the
close() has completed. Because of this, it is possible for the
process to complete before the kernel has released the associated
network resource, and this port cannot be bound to another process until
the kernel has decided that it is done." Bind: Address Already in Use
(Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 23, 2005 )
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