Debugging, cannot find a free socket for the debugger

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  • #346442 Reply


    I was trying to debug my application from MyEclipse, but keep on receiving message “Cannot find a free socket for the debugger”.

    initially it was working since from yesterday i started receiving these message.

    #346464 Reply


    Sorry that you are running into this issue.

    Can you please answer some more queries to help us investigate further :
    1) Can you please share your MyEclipse installation details from MyEclipse > Installation summary > Installation details ?
    2) Can you please switch to a new workspace, import your project into the new workspace and check if you can replicate the issue ?
    3) Clear the contents of the .log file located at <Workspace dir>/.metadata/.log file, replicate the issue and attach the log file here.
    4) Are you behind a firewall or proxy ?
    5) Can you please mention on which application server you are trying to debug your application ?

    Can you please check this thread which discusses the same issue and let us know if that helps in resolving your issue.

    #350933 Reply


    Hi folks ,

    I am also faced this problem .
    I have followed the following 3 steps and it was now working for me.

    1. Turn off your firewall protection.
    2. Restart your Eclipse in “Run as Administrator mode”.
    3. Change your Eclipse work space.


    #351007 Reply


    Glad that you got it working and thanks for posting your workaround which might help other users who are having trouble with this.
    Let us know if you see any issues or have any further questions on MyEclipse.

    #452348 Reply


    i am also faced this problem.however,i had solved it just now.
    win+r>cmd(run as administrator)>Netsh winsock reset

    #452388 Reply



    Thank you for posting your findings. It will surely help other users looking for the solution.
    Let us know if you see any issues with MyEclipse.

    MyEclipse Support

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