[slime-devel] Why is Slime trying to open port 0?

Helmut Eller e9626484 at stud3.tuwien.ac.at
Sun Feb 8 19:36:16 UTC 2004

As Macro explained, port 0 just means let the OS select a random port.
The problem is not the port number, but the IP address of the
interface. (CMUCL's error message is bit misleading here.)  SLIME used
to bind the socket to the interface "localhost", which is usually the
loopback device  Apparently this is not the case in your

I changed SLIME so that it binds the socket explicitly to
If this doesn't work, you can set SWANK::*LOOPBACK-INTERFACE* to a
more suitable value, e.g., your hostname or "" (which means "all

I also fixed the bug Macro mentioned.  That was just a stupid typo.


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