Bug ID 427002: Specific configuration results in error loading same port twice

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.2.1, 11.3.0, 11.4.0, 11.4.1

Fixed In:

Opened: Aug 02, 2013

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K14854


A specific configuration of allow-services to self IP addresses leads to an attempt to add a listener for same port twice, resulting in an error. For example, adding (which has a configuration that specifies 'tcp:https' and also 'default') when 'default' tries to add a listener for 443, it fails in response to an E-INUSE error, which occurs because the value 'tcp:https' already exists in the 'default' list.


When this occurs, the tmm rejects the part of the configuration containing the duplication.


This occurs when the configuration contains a definition for a listener on a port that has already been added by 'default.' You can see this list in the /defaults/bigip_base.conf file.


To work around this, remove lines in self-IP configurations that try to add a port that is already being added by 'default.' In this case, edit the configuration to remove 'tcp:https.'

Fix Information

If a self-ip has the 'default' list included in the allow-services, then the system will validate all the other entries against the 'default' list. The tmm is now protected from an incorrect configuration with duplicated entries.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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