Zimbra Start Error: slapd daemon: bind(7) failed errno=99 (Cannot assign requested address)

If you move a Zimbra server and give it a new IP address, you may get the following error after attempting to start up:

Initializing ldap[3725] daemon: bind(7) failed errno=99 (Cannot assign requested address)

On the Zimbra forums, jholder says, “an error 99 for ldap start is almost always a hostfile issue.” Remember to change the entry for the server in /etc/hosts.

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7 Responses to Zimbra Start Error: slapd daemon: bind(7) failed errno=99 (Cannot assign requested address)

  1. Thanks so much.. so simple but was causing so many issues!!!

  2. Kuldeep Sahu says:

    Hi,
    zimbra mail server not working show the error :-

    Initializing ldap…failed. (28160)
    ERROR
    Configuration failed
    Please address the error and re-run /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmsetup.pl to
    complete the configuration.
    Errors have been logged to /tmp/zmsetup.07262011-160821.log

  3. Kuldeep Sahu says:

    Dear Sir,
    Solution urgent

  4. I regret I don’t know the answer. I would suggest asking on the Zimbra forums. Best wishes.

  5. Tobias says:

    I can confirm that it could help to check the /etc/hosts

  6. Hey guys,
    you must update your host file to solve this issue….

    Here is ie:

    Greetings in advance…!

  7. vinoth says:

    thanks pradeep

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