#239 Will not bind to 127.0.0.1:8118 error

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nobody
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2003-08-26
2003-07-27
Anonymous
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Recently upgraded from AOL dial up to COMCAST
broadband. Never used Privoxy before. Tried to down
load Version 3.0.2-1 from Website. I get the following
four lines of information:

Jul 27 14:45:39 Privoxy(-394629) Info: loading
configuration file 'config.txt':

Jul 27 14:45:39 Privoxy(-394629) Info: Privoxy version
3.0.2

Jul 27 14:45:39 Privoxy(-394629) Info: Program name:
C:\PROGRAM FILES\PRIVOXY\PRIVOXY.EXE

Jul 27 14:45:39 Privoxy(-394629) Info: Listening on port
8118 for local connections only

And then I get the following error message:

Jul 27 15:04:42 Privoxy(-503789) Fatal error: can't bind
to 127.0.0.1:8118 because (error number 0)

I would like to use Privoxy, but am not a computer
expert. Can you please tell me what is causing this
problem and how to fix it? Thank you.

Discussion

  • David Schmidt

    David Schmidt - 2003-07-28
    • milestone: 188501 -->
     
  • David Schmidt

    David Schmidt - 2003-07-28

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    It sounds like Privoxy was running along fine, and then you
    tried to start it again. You can see the process IDs in
    perenthesis: Privoxy(-394629) starts and is ready to go.
    Then, a new copy tries to start up: Privoxy(-503789). I
    think it was (and still is) working fine on your box - you
    just have to point your browser's proxy configuration to
    127.0.0.1, port 8118 and surf to http://p.p to check if it's
    working or not.

     
  • David Schmidt

    David Schmidt - 2003-08-26
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • David Schmidt

    David Schmidt - 2003-08-26

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    Any updates? If not, letting this one age out.

     

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