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Failed to create socket on UDP port 53 - Port 53 in use?

  • Posted on November 4, 2014
  • frobobboAsked by frobobbo

I am trying to setup PlexConnect on my Ubuntu 12.10 server. It creates a virtual DNS Server which is configured to run on Port 53. However it throws the error: DNSServer: Failed to create socket on UDP port 53

Which indicates that the Port is in use. However, I do not see it running: netstat -anlp | grep -w LISTEN tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:80 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 26979/apache2 tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:21 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 565/vsftpd tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:23 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 682/inetd tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:443 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 538/sshd tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:445 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 564/smbd tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:3306 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 2505/mysqld tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:139 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 564/smbd tcp6 0 0 :::443 :::* LISTEN 538/sshd tcp6 0 0 :::445 :::* LISTEN 564/smbd tcp6 0 0 :::139 :::* LISTEN 564/smbd

I am by no means a Linux expert, am I missing something? Is there another reason that I cannot assign the program to listen on 53?

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Thanks, turns out it was an issue with the application config file…