ERROR Address in use

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

When attempting to run startup.bat from <drive>:\jakarta-tomcat-3.2\bin, the following error message occurs: Address in use: bind Address in use: bind
at Method)
at org.apache.tomcat.service.SimpleTcpEndpoint.startEndpoint(SimpleTcpEn
at org.apache.tomcat.service.SimpleTcpConnector.start(SimpleTcpConnector
at org.apache.tomcat.core.ContextManager.start(, Comp
iled Code)
at org.apache.tomcat.startup.Tomcat.execute(
at org.apache.tomcat.startup.Tomcat.main(


Another application or service is already accessing port 8080. On Windows, it could be a service installed on some Dell servers. The service name is 'dellw3j' and it uses port 8007.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Stop the service that is using port 8080.

    See Related Information to download fport v1.33. This program reports all open TCP/IP and UDP ports and maps them to the owning application.

  2. Rerun startup.bat.

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