JAX-WS – java.net.BindException: Address already in use: bind

Developing a Java web service development with JAX-WS, and publish an end point…


public static void main(String[] args) {
   Endpoint.publish("http://localhost:8080/ws/hello", new WallStreetImpl());
}

1. Problem

It hits the following error message.


Exception in thread "main" com.sun.xml.internal.ws.server.ServerRtException: 
	Server Runtime Error: java.net.BindException: Address already in use: bind
	...
Caused by: java.net.BindException: Address already in use: bind
	at sun.nio.ch.Net.bind(Native Method)
	...

2. Solution

A very common error message, it means the address (usually it is the port number) is already in used by another application.

To fix it, change the end point port number :


public static void main(String[] args) {
   Endpoint.publish("http://localhost:1234/ws/hello", new WallStreetImpl());
}

Reference

  1. Linux – Which application is using port 8080

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In windows

c:/>netstat -ano

will list all the protocols, ports and processes listening . check on which port you deploy your service and then Use-

c:/>taskkill -pid “proces to kill” /f

to kill the process listening to the port. e.g
e.g.:
c:/> taskkill -pid 431 /f

dhaval
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dhaval

Thanks dude.problem solved.

Sri
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Sri

Thank you. Changed the port from 8080 to 8081 and it worked 🙂

june
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june

really cool and thanks Mr MkYong

Gaurav Arora
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Gaurav Arora

Always a savior, Thanks Mr MkYong

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AWSOME DUDE!

Gaja
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Gaja

So if I want to free that port. What I have to do? Could you please advice.

Prathap
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Prathap

Hi,

I am able to fix this error if we change the port address.

My problem is:

I have published a web service at say http://localhost:8085/ws/hello successfully,
i have added two more methods to the web service implementation class and i would like to publish the web service(update) to the same location.

how can i publish the updated web services to the previous url?

Please help me. Quick help would be appreciated.

but i would like to keep the same port for the updated web service.