CraftBukkit thinks the port is being used by another server. Mojang server disagrees

Discussion in 'Bukkit Help' started by Siderz, Jun 7, 2011.

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    I opened the ports and have been using CrafBukkit for about a week now. But when starting it up, it claims that it can't bind to the port and that it might already have a server running on it.

    This hasn't happened during the week I've been using it. The official server software (One from works perfectly fine. It wasn't running when CraftBukkit claimed to not work.

    Restarting my computer does nothing. Last time I had this problem, I restarted my computer to close all the programs and it worked. My friend suggested restarting the router, just did that, nothing happened.

    I'm on a Mac running Mac OS 10.6.7 and using CraftBukkit build #818. I was thinking of updating to build #835, but it doesn't say it's recommended.
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    TnT Retired Staff

    Post your file. Post the script you use to start your server.
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    #Minecraft server properties
    #Tue May 31 16:51:05 BST 2011
    server-ip=[I put the internal IP here]
    I believe that's the script?

    Sorry I'm a bit of a n00b at this.
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    TnT Retired Staff

    Leave the server-ip= line blank.
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    The tutorial I watched told me to put the internal IP there. And it worked fine like that.

    Thanks a lot! Worked!

    But why did it suddenly cause problems?

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    TnT Retired Staff

    Then you haven't read any of my tutorials where I say to leave it blank. It might work, but it really causes more problems than anything.

    May suddenly cause problems if your internal IP changes.
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    Turns out my internal IP did change.

    Friends are reporting that they can't connect now that I've removed the IP from the If I put it back, with the new IP, it again says it can't bind to the port. Removing the IP works again, but it still times out.

    My external IP didn't change.
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    If your internal IP changed, you likely need to fix port forwarding.

    Using an internal dynamic IP is an even-worse idea than an external dynamic IP.
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    So I just need to delete the Minecraft port then port forward again?

    If I have to reset the ports, I don't think I'll go through with that. My friend said he reset his ports and couldn't port forward again.

    He's on the same network and has the same router.
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    TnT Retired Staff

    Yes, just delete and re-add the new IP
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