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One of our Customer is facing issue with Build Host whenever Network Changes.
I have from time to time trouble to connect to my Xamarin Build Host from my Parallel Desktop VM.
I think it happens after a network change or maybe an upgrade of Xamarin. Not sure.
Diagnostics from Visual Studio can ping Mac host but not connect to port 5000.
Starting a terminal on my Mac running "telnet 10.211.55.2 5000” will trigger a dialog “Do you want the application “mtbserver” to accept incoming network connections?” (see screenshot)
After answering Allow it is possible to connect from Visual Studio.
My issue here, that probably several other struggles with, is that the firewall blocks incoming traffic and Xamarin Build Host does not trigger this dialog or setup the firewall to allow incoming requests. It is annoying to have to do this.
Do you have a Bug Report open for this issue? If not, please create one.
### Version Information
=== Xamarin Studio ===
Version 5.7.1 (build 17)
Installation UUID: 07e8658e-f2f3-4971-8d83-ee823449b539
Mono 3.12.0 ((detached/de2f33f)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Package version: 312000076
=== Apple Developer Tools ===
Xcode 6.1.1 (6611)
=== Xamarin.iOS ===
Version: 188.8.131.52 (Business Edition)
Build date: 2015-01-24 09:42:21-0500
=== Xamarin.Android ===
Version: 184.108.40.206 (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/fredrik/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-mac_x86
Supported Android versions:
2.1 (API level 7)
2.2 (API level 8)
2.3 (API level 10)
3.1 (API level 12)
4.0 (API level 14)
4.0.3 (API level 15)
4.1 (API level 16)
4.2 (API level 17)
4.4 (API level 19)
5.0 (API level 21)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.6.0_65"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-466.1-11M4716)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.65-b04-466.1, mixed mode)
=== Xamarin.Mac ===
=== Build Information ===
Release ID: 507010017
Git revision: 0bc7d3550b6b088ac25b08dcf7bbe73bcc8658b3
Build date: 2015-02-03 19:43:29-05
Xamarin addins: f7b7d34419c9ec24501bfa7c658e80a6305613e0
=== Operating System ===
Mac OS X 10.10.2
Darwin MacBook-Pro.local 14.1.0 Darwin Kernel Version 14.1.0
Mon Dec 22 23:10:38 PST 2014
Fixed by the new Xamarin Mac Agent implementation.