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Won't start after install (Socket is closed)

I installed red5 using the installation steps but it doesn’t seem to want to start.

I checked the error.log and see this error repeating itself over and over again:

2010.02.17 11:53:20 [org.jivesoftware.openfire.plugin.red5.Red5Plugin.startServer(Red5Plugin.java:4 15)]
java.net.SocketException: Socket is closed
at java.net.ServerSocket.accept(Unknown Source)
at org.jivesoftware.openfire.plugin.red5.Red5Plugin.startServer(Red5Plugin.java:39 8)
at org.jivesoftware.openfire.plugin.red5.Red5Plugin.access$000(Red5Plugin.java:43)
at org.jivesoftware.openfire.plugin.red5.Red5Plugin$1.run(Red5Plugin.java:233)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

I figured it might be the port being in use but when checking with nmap I don’t see any ports in use that could create any conflicts

Interesting ports on xxx (
Not shown: 1701 closed ports
22/tcp open ssh
25/tcp open smtp
80/tcp open http
111/tcp open rpcbind
139/tcp open netbios-ssn
443/tcp open https
445/tcp open microsoft-ds
631/tcp open ipp
1935/tcp open rtmp
3306/tcp open mysql
7070/tcp open realserver
8000/tcp open http-alt
9090/tcp open zeus-admin
Device type: general purpose
Running: Linux 2.6.X
OS details: Linux 2.6.17 - 2.6.23

Does anyone know what I can do to get red5 running?


I restarted red5 twice more after playing (and reverting) with some settings and now it’s working.

Odd… but hey … it’s working.