Log Message: "ERROR: Unable to bind to port xxxx"

Article:TECH85903  |  Created: 2007-01-30  |  Updated: 2012-06-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH85903
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Scan Engine fails to scan a file. Logs contain message "unable to bind to port xxxx".

In Application Logs of Windows Event Viewer, one or more events contain message "unable to bind to port xxxx".

  • Results of netstat -anb fail to show any activity on that port.


  • Scan engine is configured to use Native or ICAP protocol.
  • Scan Engine is installed on Windows 2003 Enterprise Server.



In the web interface, click Configuration > Protocol.

  1. Remove the contents of the field "Scan Engine bind address".
  2. Click Confirm changes.
  3. Restart the Scan Engine service.


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