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In short: AirServer for Mac appears to be preventing Xamarin.iOS Build Host service from responding on telnet port 5000.
Is there a way to possibly change this required port? I'll be checking AirServer's options for this, too.
Is it possible to have Visual/Xamarin Studio report that while it was attempting to get a response over that port, that the port is either in use by another app and/or shorter timeout?
Last email sent to Xamarin Support Team:
Well, there are some interesting results coming from this. I have provided some screenshots to show what I’m seeing.
- Fired up terminal, entered “telnet localhost 5000”
- Got the following:
Connected to localhost
Escape Character is ‘^]’,
… then nothing. I fired up the console center, just to see if anything is happening after running that command:
1:12:10pm AirServer: Audio client connected: ::1:62600
At this point, I have to quit terminal to regain control.
So, I closed AirServer and tried the command again:
Last login: Tue Jun 3 13:12:04 on ttys000
richards-air:~ richardshaw$ telnet localhost 5000
telnet: connect to address ::1: Connection refused
telnet: connect to address 127.0.0.1: Connection refused
telnet: connect to address fe80::1: Connection refused
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host
After closing AirServer, and attempting the Visual Studio connection, it appeared to work as expected. I guess I can’t have both AirServer and Xamarin.iOS Build host going at the same time.
Is there maybe something I can do to have the two apps run together without conflicts?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 20272 ***
For the particular case of AirServer, it sounds like it should be possible to work around the conflict from the AirServer side of things:
To change airserver see my blog post:
Awesome! Thanks for the link Stefan!