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Server 2003 Ports - Not showing up

Posted on 2009-04-09
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I have an application that is supposed to listen on server port 1968.  I can never connect to it, even from the server itself.  When I run a netstat, I don't even see port 1968 listed.  I'm a complete newbie at server ports and their functions - any ideas here?
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Is the firewall on the server enabled?  If so, you need to create an exception in the firewall for port 1968.
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Firewall is actually disabled.  I also checked to ensure there are no 3rd party firewalls.
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If your application is running, and the firewall is disabled, make sure that it is running on the correct port.  Double check that it hasn't started on a different port.
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Checked the config files - it's definitely mapping to port 1968.
In the logs, I'm getting the following error:
 No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it

This feels like an OS problem.
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