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Tutts
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cannot install SABnzbd

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Hi
I am trying to install sab but because I use Firefox it will not let me install it. I keep getting something about the port is restricted.
Sorry if its not enough info.
Can anyone tell me what to do.
Many thanks

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Re: cannot install SABnzbd

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It seems you already have other software running on port 8080?
On what system are you trying to install it?
Have you restarted the device you have installed it on?
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Re: cannot install SABnzbd

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Tutts wrote:
March 20th, 2018, 11:53 am

I am trying to install sab but because I use Firefox it will not let me install it. I keep getting something about the port is restricted.
It's a Firefox setting. See first hit on Google: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1083282

Easy way: use another browser (Chrome, IE, Edge, Safari) to access the URL (which is http://127.0.0.1:8080/sabnzbd/ )

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Re: cannot install SABnzbd

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Hi. Thanks for the replies and the help. sander, I tried doing what you said but no luck, it still comes up port blocked. I will have to think about doing away with Firefox.

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Re: cannot install SABnzbd

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Tutts wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 4:21 am
Hi. Thanks for the replies and the help. sander, I tried doing what you said but no luck, it still comes up port blocked.
What says "port blocked"? And is that the exact message?

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Re: cannot install SABnzbd

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I think the first time I got "port blocked" but now I get
This address is restricted

This address uses a network port which is normally used for purposes other than Web browsing. Firefox has canceled the request for your protection.

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Re: cannot install SABnzbd

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Tutts wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 4:54 am
This address uses a network port which is normally used for purposes other than Web browsing. Firefox has canceled the request for your protection.
I adviced you to use another browser (Chrome, IE, Edge, Safari), so why do give the Firefox error message?

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Re: cannot install SABnzbd

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Sorry but I thought that advice was for if I could not sort it out on Firefox as in the link you posted.

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Re: cannot install SABnzbd

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Well I have uninstalled Firefox and I am now using IE and it will still not let me install SAB, this time I get
This page can’t be displayed

•Make sure the web address http://127.0.0.1:119 is correct.
•Look for the page with your search engine.
•Refresh the page in a few minutes.

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Re: cannot install SABnzbd

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Why are you using port 119?
That's really weird and shouldn't be used. It should be much higher, these port numbers are usually reserved for system(-like) services.
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Re: cannot install SABnzbd

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Hi
Thanks for the reply. I should explain that not only am I a newbie but I am also an oldie.
Some time ago I tried to install Sab and I had the same problem so I took it upon myself to change the port because Firefox would not let Sab operate on 8080.
Although I uninstalled Sab at the time it must have left the wrong port number in, so when I try to reinstall, it keeps going to port 119.
As they say "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" I will get a friend to change the port number for me. Although I have read on how to do it I don't have the confidence to do it.
I will let you know how I get on.

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Re: cannot install SABnzbd

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My install uses port 8085, den like that for years no issues. If that helps.

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Re: cannot install SABnzbd

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On Windows 119 shouldn't be an issue.
However, do check your AntiVirus or other "Security-suite", those can be nasty for software that runs a web-server.

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Re: cannot install SABnzbd

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Hi
Just to let you know my problem has been sorted. I would love to tell you how but all I know is my friend spent about 3 hours trying to sort it and he had to alter a couple of bits in the registry.
I have reinstalled Firefox and all is running fine.
Many many thanks for your help
Tutts

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