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Damn, why the hell skype is blocking port 80?

I was suffering for a ridiculous problem for last couple of days. Something strange (UFO??) was listening at port 8 of my local pc and I couldn’t run apache on port 80. So I was searching for the solution and suddenly found that Matt from wordpress suffered from exactly the same problem. its ridiculous and very annoying!

So I followed the steps Matt suggested in his blog post – I applied the following command at shell

netstat -a -o -n

Then I found that a process with PID 2160 is listening at port 80. I give the following command

tasklist /FI “PID eq 2160”

then I found that the criminal is skype!!! God knows why the hell skype requires to listen at port 80. Then I quit from skype and everything runs fine. After running apache, I restarted skype and it runs smoothly!

27 replies on “Damn, why the hell skype is blocking port 80?”

Hi Hasin.

Skype is known for his great Firewall penetrating abillity and much more. If Skype is not able to find an open Port it will try to use port 80. Cause…

In 99% of Company Infrastruktures and Homeoffices Port:80 is open for Browsers on the Router, Firewall and so on. And that is the easyiest way to go out for Skype and it is unintresting what applikation it blocks.

Make Apache as service and you dont have these problems. The Service would be launch before an Applikation like Skype can launch in Autostart 😉

regads Robert

Skype uses port 80 and port 443 to pass throught the gateways and firewalls. But you configure skype not to use those ports. Its very simple, just go to the preferences->connection. You will find a Check box which asks whether skype should use these ports or not.

No need to install apache as a service.

hi,
in my office port 443 blocked in order to prevent using SKYPE
but OMG, it also make us can’t use Y!M, gmail and yahoomail.

our IT staff still didn’t get any solutions to solve this.

the server use windows, Kerio firewall v6.21 and with no proxy.

can somebody help our IT for HowTo block SKYPE but still can access Y!M and https urls.

thanks.

i@n

in order to do that, i use sophos antivirus.with this i can block user to install skype in there workstation.if they already install it, sophos can block skype and preventing to run.good luck

Respected Sir,
recently i have installed WAMP5 but i am unable to access the localhost in firefox web browser. after entering the localhost in web browser it is shown that oracle http server at the browser.in additio to that i have tested the test port 80 it is showing that your port is using by oracle http server.plz give me some solution

Respected Sir,
recently i have installed WAMP5 but i am unable to access the localhost in firefox web browser. after entering the localhost in web browser it is shown that oracle http server at the browser.in additio to that i have tested the test port 80 it is showing that your port is using by oracle http server.plz give me some solution

My company has blocked the installation of the Skype program – i downloaded it (in English and then Korean to try to get around it!) but when I double click on the .exe file is says “this is not a valid win32 file”. Anyway around that?! It allowed me yo install trillian, so there must just be some speficially blocked content (…changing the name didn’t work… i was desperate…!)

I almost forgot about this post. Well, there is an option on Skype to prevent it from using port 80.

To turn that off, go to Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Connection. You can see “Use port 80 and 443 as…” Just uncheck that check box. That’s it! 🙂

guys, i i dont use skype, but i uninstalled all my messenger services, g talk and yahoo.. but still it says port 80, port 443 aint free, also with some other port.. i guess it must be 3366 or something like that…. anyway out of this?

guys, i i dont use skype, but i uninstalled all my messenger services, g talk and yahoo.. but still it says port 80, port 443 aint free, also with some other port.. i guess it must be 3366 or something like that…. anyway out of this?

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