Tuesday, August 4, 2009

SnTT - Why is my Domino Web Server Unavailable?

Bet you wonder about that too sometimes?

In the course of working on my MWLUG slides on my demo server on my netbook had this problem. Keep in mind, none of us would EVER do this in production, right?

Odd, it worked yesterday. Hmm.

After some trial and error I found that there is a little fact about Skype which I must have overlooked when configuring it or maybe one of the updates wrote over my settings.

Either way, if you go to Tools-Options-Advanced-Connection in Skype you will see this:
Conflicts with Domino port 80 too, duh

Make sure this option is NOT checked and you will be good to go. Otherwise Skype takes over your HTTP port and well, disables your web server feeds from Domino.

Why is this important? Because some time you will be working on a server in a rack someplace without any connection to the outside and just "load" Skype to get some help or whatever because you want it or need it.

But you are smarter than that, aren't you?


  1. Another Gotcha along these lines is if you use Preview in Browser from Notes. Suddenly the browser will use the HTTP stack Notes launches rather than your local Domino Server - even when you have finished previewing. This has happend to me in a demo (when all was installed on a Thinkpad). Embarasing

  2. Andy, thanks for reminding me of that. Since I don't use the internal preview often this wouldn't come up.
    Of course in a demo, this would be a problem.
    Another to my list!

  3. I've seen the Skype on port 80 problem in the past ( with Domino and other HTTP servers ... heresy, I know ) and have simply shrugged and quit Skype.

    Therefore, your point re having the best of both worlds is well made, for which I think you :-)

  4. mmm, another to my list too.

    I use to run tcpview from sysinternals for check locked tcp/ip ports, is a great tool.