Spotify Using my dev port causing conflict

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Spotify Using my dev port causing conflict

mileshillier
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Spotify has gone rogue and has started to listen to my local development port (8099) which means I can't listen to spotify while working locally. How did this happen and how do I fix it? Ideas localhost:4381 (LISTEN) localhost:4371 (LISTEN) localhost:8099 (LISTEN) *:57621 (LISTEN) *:49425 (LISTEN) This worked fine a few weeks back but now has conflict.
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Re: Spotify Using my dev port causing conflict

mileshillier
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Took me several hours today trying different things but I found a solution.

 

1) Download an older version of spotify. (I downloaded one from around a year ago) They also have windows version.

http://mac.filehorse.com/download-spotify/162/old-versions/

 

2) Follow these instructions to disable the Auto-update on restart.

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Mac-and/Stopping-the-Mac-OS-X-10-5-auto-update-ma...

 

It had to do with an update they did last year sometime.

It is working for me and I am once again happy.

 

Good Luck

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Re: Spotify Using my dev port causing conflict

Peter__
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Spotify went through a framework change in the most recent client as outlined in the release notes making it now multi-processed just like google chrome. Not sure if this would have an effect but its the only technical change I am aware of. 

 

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Re: Spotify Using my dev port causing conflict

pawelniewie
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Have the same problem:

 

[pawel@server teamstatus-boards (master)]$ lsof -n -i4TCP:8099

COMMAND PID  USER   FD   TYPE             DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME

Spotify 366 pawel   38u  IPv4 0xd3ae7ac92d1f0d77      0t0  TCP 127.0.0.1:8099 (LISTEN)

 

Any workaround for this? Is there any setting I can set in Spotify's prefs to use a different port?

 

I believe it's Mac OS X specific, running Spotify on Linux I haven't noticed any problems.

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Re: Spotify Using my dev port causing conflict

mileshillier
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Took me several hours today trying different things but I found a solution.

 

1) Download an older version of spotify. (I downloaded one from around a year ago) They also have windows version.

http://mac.filehorse.com/download-spotify/162/old-versions/

 

2) Follow these instructions to disable the Auto-update on restart.

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Mac-and/Stopping-the-Mac-OS-X-10-5-auto-update-ma...

 

It had to do with an update they did last year sometime.

It is working for me and I am once again happy.

 

Good Luck

Re: Spotify Using my dev port causing conflict

port8099
Newbie

I am facing the same issue.

I'm a developer and jboss app server is using port 8099 which conflicts with spotify.

Using an older version of spotify and disabling auto-update is not really a solution.

 

Could spotify expose these ports in its settings so that they can be controlled ?

Re: Spotify Using my dev port causing conflict

relgames
Casual Listener

Hello, I have the same issue: 

$ lsof -i :4371
COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME
spotify 10488 oleg 21u IPv4 2865663 0t0 TCP localhost:4371 (LISTEN)
spotify 10498 oleg 21u IPv4 2865663 0t0 TCP localhost:4371 (LISTEN)

 

Any news on the fix?

Re: Spotify Using my dev port causing conflict

rotty3000
Regular

This is an annoying problem and at this stage of the game reverting to an older version is not a solution.

 

I love spotify but when working on applications that use conflicting ports, it's sad that I have to drop spotify :(

 

In my case it's the dreaded port 8099, same as OP.

 

I, and others would really appreciate a fix for this!

 

PS: Love your awesome app!

Re: Spotify Using my dev port causing conflict

jardineworks
Newbie

I'm having the same issue as rotty3000 and others listed here. I just installed the client this morning to find the port conflict. No solution other than to revert of an older version? No comment from anyone at spotify?

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