I have a server running on a second tower and it has been working great until the last 24 hours. Lately I cannot log into the server, and get a error message of " connection refused: connect error".
I rechecked my IP, had the right one, I rechecked port forwarding, the port is open according the port forwarding check website, and I even see the website's IP on my server.log file, but I don't see myself or anyone else trying to connect.
You're trying to connect with the internal or external IP?
What's changed in the 24 hours? Did you restart the computer?
Have you checked the firewalls on the router/tower?
Did the internal IP of the tower change?
Did you add anything to the server or is it vanilla?
Why are you connecting with the external IP if its on the same network?
Try connecting with the local IP..
Again, have you checked that there aren't any firewalls or antivirus software running on the server computer?
If you aren't seeing any attempted connections from players in the server log then either port forwarding isn't properly working or something is blocking certain incoming connections, either on the server computer itself, the router or your modem.
Same here after the last minecraft patch my server decided that it would not allow any one to connect to it even me. When i go to connect it doesn't even register it on the server as trying to log into it. It was working perfectly fine before then help pls.
As rch says, there is most likely something not related to minecraft that is giving you this problem.
1. Restart the computer and router (it's a cheap, but often magical way of getting problems solved) :tongue.gif:
2. Check the internal IP, even if it shouldnt have changed, there's no guarantee it didnt anyway.
3. make sure that the IP field in server.properties is blank
4. The port forwarding, kinda goes hand in hand with the internal IP. make sure it's correct. or even redo it. Delete the old rule, and do it again. routers can bug too.
5. Security software. remember that if you're on windows, and shut down your firewall (unless you only have the windows firewall), the windows firewall tends to kick in. so you might need to shut that one down aswell after you deactivated the other firewall (if any) while testing.