Strange problem with skype on RELENG_6 KERNEL since the end of
tom at tomjudge.com
Tue Jun 19 18:07:47 UTC 2007
Tom Evans wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 23:40 +1000, Norberto Meijome wrote:
>> On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 09:29:09 -0500
>> "eculp at argosteve.com" <eculp at argosteve.com> wrote:
>>> A RELENG_6 kernel from May 21 works fine with skype but boot a newer
>>> kernel and skype seems to be blocking port 80. Apache logs show
>>> nothing. I can find no logs errors anywhere but a telnet to port 80
>>> answers with what would seem to be binary chars. I close skype and
>>> all is back to normal. I had originally thought that it had to do
>>> with the new xorg installation but it seems to be something in the
>>> kernel. The configurations were the same, basically GENERIC with all
>>> the pf stuff.
>> Skype has an option to listen on tcp/80 and tcp/443 for incoming connections,
>> because it assumes somehow that firewalls will be configured to allow that
>> traffic in (some Windowze world assumption, i guess).
>> In the tools menu, go to Options, Advanced, untick the option that reads "Use
>> port (sic) 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections".
>> Apply, exit skype, restart it.
>> confirm with
>> sockstat -4 | grep skype | grep \*:80
>> that skype is NOT listening on port 80 (you shouldn't see any output back from
>> that cmd) ( similar for 443)
> Doesn't this imply that the OP was running Skype as root?
Yes if the sysctl's below net.inet.ip.portrange all have there default
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