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Cleve
2007-03-03, 07:48
I rarely restart the desktop I run Slimserver on, but I happened to last night. SlimServer 6.5.1 crashed as the computer was rebooting - I got a message that said "We're sorry - an error has occured and Slimserver must close" or something to that effect.

I tried rebooting my machine multiple times, and it kept crashing. So I uninstalled Slimserver, deleted the Slimserver file, and downloaded and installed a fresh copy of Slim Server. Same problem!! :(

I tried setting Slim Server to NOT automatically start with Windows, and starting it manually. It tries to start - but never fully loads. The browser window that usually opens returns an odd message -

"You have chosen to open which is an application/octet stream from http://localhost 9000/ What should Firefox do with this file? Open with BROWSE or SAVE TO DISK?"



The blank above is intentional - no program name is displayed. I'm running Windows XP media edition. I've never had a problem or glitch with the software until now. Any help to fix this would be greatly appreciated.

mherger
2007-03-03, 10:12
> The blank above is intentional - no program name is displayed. I'm
> running Windows XP media edition.

Does this inlcude a UPnP server? Run "netstat -a" from the command line
with SlimServer shut down. Do you see something listening on port 9000?

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Cleve
2007-03-03, 20:40
> The blank above is intentional - no program name is displayed. I'm
> running Windows XP media edition.

Does this inlcude a UPnP server? Run "netstat -a" from the command line
with SlimServer shut down. Do you see something listening on port 9000?



Yes. Here's the whole Netstat report... This is with Slimserver shut down.





Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:epmap YOUR-C7D2448C7A:0 LISTENING
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:microsoft-ds YOUR-C7D2448C7A:0 LISTENING
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:6646 YOUR-C7D2448C7A:0 LISTENING
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:9000 YOUR-C7D2448C7A:0 LISTENING
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1079 localhost:1081 TIME_WAIT
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1080 localhost:1078 TIME_WAIT
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1083 localhost:1085 TIME_WAIT
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1084 localhost:1082 TIME_WAIT
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1086 localhost:1087 ESTABLISHED
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1087 localhost:1086 ESTABLISHED
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1090 localhost:1089 TIME_WAIT
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1096 localhost:1095 TIME_WAIT
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1099 localhost:1100 ESTABLISHED
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1100 localhost:1099 ESTABLISHED
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1104 localhost:1103 TIME_WAIT
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1107 localhost:1108 ESTABLISHED
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1108 localhost:1107 ESTABLISHED
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:netbios-ssn YOUR-C7D2448C7A:0 LISTENING
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1088 va-in-f99.google.com:http ESTABLISHED
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1092 192.168.1.107:netbios-ssn TIME_WAIT
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1094 192.168.1.107:netbios-ssn TIME_WAIT
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1101 he-in-f147.google.com:http ESTABLISHED
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1106 192.168.1.107:netbios-ssn TIME_WAIT
TCP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:kpop xml.weather.com:http ESTABLISHED
UDP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:microsoft-ds *:*
UDP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:isakmp *:*
UDP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1026 *:*
UDP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:3776 *:*
UDP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:4500 *:*
UDP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:ntp *:*
UDP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1038 *:*
UDP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1900 *:*
UDP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:ntp *:*
UDP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:netbios-ns *:*
UDP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:netbios-dgm *:*
UDP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:1900 *:*
UDP YOUR-C7D2448C7A:6646 *:*


And just so you know - I've uninstalled and reinstalled 6.5.1 numerous times. I've even deleted the Slim folders before reinstalling. I got it to run ONCE - but as soon as I shut it off, and tried to restart Slim Server, it crashed again. Either that, or the icon sits in the tray, with the message "Slim Server Starting" - but it never starts.

I'm very frustrated at this point - Slim Server *must* have some corrupted footprint somewhere on the computer that uninstalling doesn't remove, and a search for files named "Slim" doesn't uncover. Maddening!!!!!

Marc Sherman
2007-03-04, 07:01
Cleve wrote:
>
> Yes. Here's the whole Netstat report... This is with Slimserver shut
> down.
>
> And just so you know - I've uninstalled and reinstalled 6.5.1 numerous
> times. I've even deleted the Slim folders before reinstalling. I got
> it to run ONCE - but as soon as I shut it off, and tried to restart Slim
> Server, it crashed again. Either that, or the icon sits in the tray,
> with the message "Slim Server Starting" - but it never starts.
>
> I'm very frustrated at this point - Slim Server *must* have some
> corrupted footprint somewhere on the computer that uninstalling doesn't
> remove, and a search for files named "Slim" doesn't uncover.
> Maddening!!!!!

I think you're misinterpreting the question you responded to. The likely
answer is that there's something unrelated to slimserver on your machine
that is using port 9000. Use "netstat -a -b" to see what it is.

- Marc

Cleve
2007-03-04, 08:17
Running Netstat -a -b reveals that my McAfee Security Center's Data Back Up is the program listening on port 9000. My computer came with a demonstration license of McAfee - which I recently (within the last two weeks) upgraded to a paid subscription, and the software updated itself.

Honestly, I don't believe I had restarted this computer since then.

So how can I change Slimserver to run on a different port? That's an option in Server Settings IF I can start Slimserver, which I can't. :(

SteveEast
2007-03-04, 08:45
Modify the httpport setting in:

C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\slimserver.pref

Steve.

Cleve
2007-03-04, 09:31
Steve. I changed the port from 9000 to 9100. Slim Server WILL start now.

HOWEVER, the browser interface isn't working. Firefox prompts to "Open a program" from Localhost 9000 - here's the message when I switched to Internet Explorer -

.NETÁSystem.Runtime.Remoting.RemotingException: Tcp channel protocol violation: expecting preamble. at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Tcp.TcpSocketHand ler.ReadVersionAndOperation(UInt16& operation) at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Tcp.TcpServerSock etHandler.ReadHeaders() at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Tcp.TcpServerTran sportSink.ServiceRequest(Object state) at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.SocketHandler.Pro cessRequestNow()


I have no idea how to interpret or fix this


Oh, and something else - Even though I can't open the browser interface, my SB3 can connect to SlimServer. I can access my music folder, scroll though all the songs, but I cannot play any songs. The message "Connection Timed Out" appears on the SB3 display. :(

The only thing I can do via Slimserver is play internet radio.

SteveEast
2007-03-04, 10:00
You need to specify the new port when trying to access SS. Use:

http://localhost:9100/

Not sure about the "timed out" message, but it sounds like a firewall problem.

Steve.

Cleve
2007-03-04, 10:37
You need to specify the new port when trying to access SS. Use:

http://localhost:9100/

Not sure about the "timed out" message, but it sounds like a firewall problem.

Steve.


Steve,

It was a firewall problem - not with McAfee, but with Windows Firewall. I reconfigured the Slimserver exception in Windows Firewall to 9100 from 9000, and now Slim Server can play files.

The last problem is the browser interface - If I click on your link above, I can access SlimServer. How do I make that permanent in my settings?


EDIT - Nevermind - I found a "SlimServer Web Interface Internet Shortcut" in the Slim Server directory. I changed the url from 9000 to 9100, and everything works fine. Big thanks to Steve, Marc, and everyone who helped.