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Old 07-05-2015, 06:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy Closed Port/Port in use when attempting to port forward for server.

Hello. Im attempting to host a minecraft server on linux (of course) and I'm having issues. I am trying to port forward for a minecraft server so I'm using the 25565 port however it will not let me. Ive hosted servers previously and they worked fine but now when I try to open the 25565 port it doesnt work. It says this:

"The specified port(s) are being used by other configurations. Please check your configurations of Remote Management, Port Forwarding, Port Triggering, UPnP Port Mapping table, RIP, and Internet connection type"

I already checked through all of that and I dont have any other ports in use, my Remote Management and UPnP are both disabled, i have no idea what is ment by 'RIP' xD and im currently connected through WiFi.

I opened up a different port and that worked fine (with no error) but I cant get my minecraft_server.jar (when I run it through the terminal) to route to that port, it keeps going to 25565 no matter what I change.
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Find what has the port by issuing from the command line:

sudo netstat -plnt |awk '/:25565/ {print $NF}'
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Originally Posted by smallpond View Post
Find what has the port by issuing from the command line:

sudo netstat -plnt |awk '/:25565/ {print $NF}'
This is what I got:

 Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State       PID/Program name
tcp        0      0  *               LISTEN      1291/dnsmasq    
tcp        0      0 *               LISTEN      1974/cupsd      
tcp6       0      0 ::1:631                 :::*                    LISTEN      1974/cupsd

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