SCTP application says "Address already in use" or EADDRINUSE

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Issue

  • SCTP application says "Address already in use" or EADDRINUSE
  • An SCTP client connects to a server. The SCTP handshake of INIT, INIT_ACK, COOKIE_ECHO, COOKIE_ACK, DATA, ACK works fine. The server sends SHUTDOWN and the client cannot connect to the server again.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 and above
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • SCTP

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