socket.error: [Errno 48] Address already in use socket.error: [Errno 48] Address already in use python python

socket.error: [Errno 48] Address already in use

You already have a process bound to the default port (8000). If you already ran the same module before, it is most likely that process still bound to the port. Try and locate the other process first:

$ ps -fA | grep python  501 81651 12648   0  9:53PM ttys000    0:00.16 python -m SimpleHTTPServer

The command arguments are included, so you can spot the one running SimpleHTTPServer if more than one python process is active. You may want to test if http://localhost:8000/ still shows a directory listing for local files.

The second number is the process number; stop the server by sending it a signal:

kill 81651

This sends a standard SIGTERM signal; if the process is unresponsive you may have to resort to tougher methods like sending a SIGKILL (kill -s KILL <pid> or kill -9 <pid>) signal instead. See Wikipedia for more details.

Alternatively, run the server on a different port, by specifying the alternative port on the command line:

$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8910Serving HTTP on port 8910 ...

then access the server as http://localhost:8910; where 8910 can be any number from 1024 and up, provided the port is not already taken.

Simple solution´╝Ü

  1. Find the process using port 8080:
sudo lsof -i:8080
  1. Kill the process on that port:
kill $PIDkill -9 $PID  //to forcefully kill the port

PID is got from step 1's output.


 sudo lsof -i:5000

This will give you a list of processes using the port if any. Once the list of processes is given, use the id on the PID column to terminate the process use

 kill 379 #use the provided PID