IP Problem..

Discussion in 'Bukkit Help' started by whit, Jul 16, 2012.

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    I know the general rule of thumb is "search before posting" but i've been searching all day and only found solutions that I am not capable of doing (for now, further research should help with those. ie, change IP)

    So, I created a server for minecraft and was building a spawn house. It was all working well and good, until I "stopped" the server. I sign back in and it says the whole "this IP is used on another server" or whatever the actual message is.

    Now my real question is, is there any way of disabling any other server that i may have created that use my IP, or is that completely out of the picture.

    Also, I'm wondering if having my brother (lives in the same house) joining the server had anything to do with it. Since we both use the same router.

    TL;DR wondering if there is a way to disable any previous servers that would cause the "IP already in use" message to pop up
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    The actual message would be quite helpful in this situation.

    This would really depend on the above

    Doubtful, I take it you're logging in with localhost and he's logging in with your computer's internal IP address?
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    If it says the IP/Port is already in use that means there is another instance of Java running Craftbukkit with the port you're trying to use. Did you double click the Craftbukkit.jar file? If so you shouldn't do that. Go into Task Manager (windows) and kill any Java.exe processes, or in linux type 'killall java' and then start your server normally.
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    java procceses for minecraft and craftbukkit are labled
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    Sorry, this is the full message:

    12:30:37 [INFO] Starting minecraft server version 1.2.5
    12:30:37 [INFO] Loading properties
    12:30:37 [INFO] Starting Minecraft server on whit.servegame.com:25565
    12:30:37 [WARNING] **** FAILED TO BIND TO PORT!
    12:30:37 [WARNING] The exception was: java.net.BindException: Can't assign requested address
    12:30:37 [WARNING] Perhaps a server is already running on that port?

    And I am running this on a Mac, would I maybe be able to type this into Terminal?

    Thank you for the quick replies.

    EDIT: Are there any commands I would be able to type into to say... close any other servers using the IP, or just stop them somehow?
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    TnT Retired Staff

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    Use your IP...? Just don't put anything in the server-ip. They'll still be able to connect using your IP... Go to whatsmyip.org
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    Ohhh alright, sorry for the misinterpretation. I was under the impression that my IP had to be placed in the server.properties file for that to work. I will try this out in a little and hope that it works.

    Again, thanks for all of your help everyone. Sorry for noobing :p
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    :D Nope, it'll just use whatever your IP is. TBH, I'm not even sure what the point of that setting is. Maybe someone will inform me. ;)
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    chaseoes Retired Staff

    Some hosts require it.
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    So I just changed it so that the server-ip= was blank. Then I put my IP into the server info when trying to connect to the server and there was no connection at all.

    So it looks like either I put the IP in the server.properties and get yelled at for having another server with the IP, or I don't put the IP in and don't connect haha
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    If you have the whole "another server with IP", just restart your computer.
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    If you want players outside your local network to connect, make sure you have port-forwarded ( opened the minecraft-server-port to the internet (25565)).
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    np98765 that is horrible if you get the ip from whatsmyip.org thats the exernal ip no wonder he cant connect
    whit go to your server properties file ether leave server.ip = (blank) or your internal ip
    which can be found by going into termial and typing in ipconfig/all
    or you can search up internal ip on google
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    It's possible to connect with your external IP... At least for me. :3

    Anyways, for yourself, you should probably connect with localhost.
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    so I ended up doing this (finding internal IP) and it seems to work. I was just building a spawn house, so i guess the next step is seeing if my brother is able to connect.

    Thank you guys/gals so much for all of your help. I searched for literally a day straight and didn't find anything (may have been searching wrong....:rolleyes:) but now it seems to be getting going. So thanks again for all of your help.

    ......ps, i may be back if friends can't connect ;)
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    np98765 yeh sometimes you can connect using localhost sometimes ur internal ip sometimes ur external ip depends on the router and computer
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