java.net.BindException: Address already in use: JVM_Bind (Java SE6 1.6.0_51+ and JDK1.7u25+) on Microsoft Windows (Doc ID 1932828.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3 to 12.1.3.0.0
Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 6 to 7 [Release 6 to 7]
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

An error java.net.BindException: Address already in use: JVM_Bind appears in server logs when using Java SE6 1.6.0_51+ and JDK1.7u25+, but the address:port combination is not being used. In some cases, you can see that the JVM continues to RUN (usually using any port type (SSL/non-SSL)) and in other cases ,you can see the JVM shut itself down (typically when the domain-wide administration port is used).

  1. Using any non-SSL or SSL port (JVM gives error but continue to run). Error Snippet:

Changes

There has been a change in the Networking API Implementation on Windows platforms.

Cause

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