Error: dynamodb cannot assign requested address

Rafal Wilinski

Answered by Rafal Wilinski

What's Causing This Error

You may run into this error while trying to connect to DynamoDB Local. For example, this error may happen when there is a problem with the network configuration or when the system cannot bind to the IP address and port specified in the command.

Solution: Here's How To Resolve It

There is no hard and set practice in solving this error. However, you can try any of the following.

  1. Ensure that your local DynamoDB instance is up and running.
  2. Ensure that the IP address/hostname specified in the command is correct.
  3. Ensure that the port you try to connect to is not already in use.
  4. Ensure that the user running the command has permission to bind to the IP Address and Port.

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