Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#177 closed defect (invalid)

http://localhost:8080 gives me strange Chinese page

Reported by: schneiderman Owned by: Manni Heumann
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: User Interface Version: 1.1.3
Severity: normal Keywords:


When I go to http://localhost:8080 in my browser, I get a strange Chinese page instead of the normal one. See attachment. I tried reinstalling and restoring to an earlier date before I had this problem, but it persists.

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by schneiderman, 12 years ago

Attachment: http_localhost_8080.jpg added

comment:1 by Brian Smith, 12 years ago

Try using to access the POPFile UI.

If this fails to display the POPFile UI and shows something like your screenshot instead then this suggests that Ultrasurf (or something similar) may have been installed on your computer. Wikipedia has a page about Ultrasurf:

Although POPFile defaults to using port 8080 for the POPFile UI you can easily change the "8080" port number if it conflicts with something else on your computer.

The Windows version of POPFile comes with a utility that makes it easy to change the UI port number:

(1) Make sure that POPFile is not running then run the "adduser.exe" program found in the POPFile program folder (the default location is "C:\Program Files\POPFile" for 32-bit Windows or "C:\Program Files (x86)\POPFile" for 64-bit Windows). If you are not sure where POPFile has been installed use this Start Menu shortcut to display the details:

Start -- All Programs -- POPFile -- Support -- PFI Diagnostic utility (simple)

(2) The "adduser.exe" program should automatically find your existing POPFile data ('Folder to be used to store the POPFile data') and offer to upgrade it. Clicking "Yes" will display the current port settings. The "User Interface" port list offers 8080, 8081, 9090 and 9091 but you can type in a different port setting if you prefer. Click "Upgrade" to let the wizard update your POPFile configuration to use the new port setting.

It is possible that something is already using ports 8081, 9090 and 9091. If you want to check which ports are free you can use "netstat", as explained in the Connection Problems with POPFile UI troubleshooting page.

comment:2 by Brian Smith, 11 years ago

Priority: very highnormal
Resolution: invalid
Severity: criticalnormal
Status: newclosed

The problem reported is not a defect in POPFile. It appears that something installed after POPFile was hijacking the UI's port.

More than two weeks have passed without any feedback from the originator therefore this ticket is being closed.

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