Strange problem with skype on RELENG_6 KERNEL since the end of may.

Tom Judge tom at
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" <eculp at> 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.
>> Hi,
>> 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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