Friday, February 19, 2010

Local Websever + Port 80 + Skype = Fail!

On my local development environment I run both IIS or Apache depending on weather I'm doing ColdFusion or PHP development.  I run both of those servers on port 80 and use manual scripts to start them.  I recently installed Skype on my development box and afterwards none of my local servers were starting properly!

I ran a netstat - ab and found that Skype was listening on port 80!  Looking at the Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Connection setting in Skype I found a little checkbox that says:  "Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections."  I unchecked this box and my webservers started again!

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