pppd 2.3.5 error-"Cannot assign requested address"

pppd 2.3.5 error-"Cannot assign requested address"

Post by R » Sat, 13 Mar 1999 04:00:00

2.2.3 (same problem with 2.2.2) kernel
pppd 2.3.5
rh 5.2

I can connect to the internet fine. However when I try to use demand
dialing pppd, it doesn't work..

if I dont set a remote address, it complains. fine. I set a remote
address and pppd doesnt work, spitting the error:

pppd[465]: ioctl(SIOCSIFDSTADDR): Cannot assign requested address(99)

into /var/log/messages.

/etc/ppp/options :
debug lock modem crtscts /dev/modem 38400 \
        asyncmap 20A0000 escape FF kdebug 0 : \
        mtu 576 mru 576 noipdefault idle 720 \
        demand ipcp-accept-local ipcp-accept-remote \
        netmask defaultroute

I am at a complete loss at why this happens to only me.

please direct replies to

replacing the "DOT" with a "."



1. a solution to "Cannot assign requested address: make_sock..."

i have searched the records and read many threads of people getting a
problem to the effect:

"apache wont start..."

"unable to bind to port... (in use...)"

but i havent found a solution.  i am experiencing the same trouble
after i changed to red hat 7.2.  the specific line from my error_log

[Mon Jan 14 03:03:37 2002] [crit] (99)Cannot assign requested address:
make_sock: could not bind to address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx port 80

this occurs when i try to start apache with both apachectl and httpd
starts and restarts.  when i try to then stop apache (i know it is not
running) i get:

/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl stop: httpd (pid 16845?) not running

which makes sense and is very frustrating.  i tried starting apache
from rc.N / rc.local, and that was no good.

i have checked netstat to see if any other service is listening on 80,
and i cant find anything.

i have looked high and low for a solution, so any direction would be
helpful... thanks.


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