Bug 20315 - Xamaring.iOS Build Host and AirServer app cannot run simultaneously
Summary: Xamaring.iOS Build Host and AirServer app cannot run simultaneously
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 20272
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 3.0
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-03 14:43 UTC by Richard Shaw
Modified: 2015-01-05 11:20 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Richard Shaw 2014-06-03 14:43:49 UTC
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:

Trying ::1…
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
Trying ::1...
telnet: connect to address ::1: Connection refused
telnet: connect to address Connection refused
Trying fe80::1...
telnet: connect to address fe80::1: Connection refused
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host
richards-air:~ richardshaw$ 

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?
Comment 1 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2014-06-19 17:16:26 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 20272 ***
Comment 2 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2014-06-19 17:24:56 UTC
For the particular case of AirServer, it sounds like it should be possible to work around the conflict from the AirServer side of things:
Comment 3 Stefan de Vogelaere 2014-06-22 11:41:30 UTC
To change airserver see my blog post:
Comment 4 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2014-06-24 23:37:04 UTC
Awesome! Thanks for the link Stefan!