Solved

Trying to create PHP Socket Server and test using Apache but socket binding problem!

Posted on 2008-06-11
1
2,002 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
So I've created a PHP based socket server and I just installed XAMMP so I have Apache, PHP, everything running locally.

Now when I try to run my socket server, I get the following error:

Warning: socket_bind() [function.socket-bind]: unable to bind address [0]: Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted.

Here is the code:

<?php

// Set time limit to indefinite execution
set_time_limit (0);

// Set the ip and port we will listen on
$address = 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx';
$port = 9000;
$max_readers = 10;

// Array that will hold reader information
$client = array();

// Create a TCP Stream socket
$sock = socket_create(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0);
// Bind the socket to an address/port
socket_bind($sock, $address, $port) or die('Could not bind to address');


The error is on that last line. I figure that it's because Apache is already listening on that port for incoming connections thus the reason why I cannot bind to it.

So my question is, how can I get Apache to NOT look at that port so I can use it for other incoming data?
0
Comment
Question by:TheFuteballer
1 Comment
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
TheFuteballer earned 0 total points
ID: 21765580
nevermind, turned out port 9000 was no good for some reason
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Author Note: Since this E-E article was originally written, years ago, formal testing has come into common use in the world of PHP.  PHPUnit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHPUnit) and similar technologies have enjoyed wide adoption, making it possib…
It is possible to boost certain documents at query time in Solr. Query time boosting can be a powerful resource for finding the most relevant and "best" content. Of course the more information you index, the more fields you will be able to use for y…
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

815 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now