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So I have done all required steps to run a Minecraft beta 1.5_01 server, but when I type "localhost" into multiplayer bar a "Logging In" sign appears and does not go away. After about a minute, I get an error that says: Internal Exception: java.new.SocketTimeoutException: Read timed out.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

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would you kindly post your server log and config file online so that we can diagnose it? –  user8949 May 14 '11 at 0:01

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I believe I had run into a similar issue once before. From what I can recall, the issue was not with your server, rather it's an issue with authenticating with minecraft.net - even if you're connecting to localhost it still routes the username through that server.

What I did to resolve it for me in the meantime:

  1. Stop the server if it's already running
  2. Navigate to the folder where you have the server files
  3. Open up server.properties
  4. Find the line that says online-mode=true, change this to false
  5. Save the file
  6. Relaunch the server, see if it connects

Hope this helps!

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Should that be the cases, the answers here might come in handy as well –  Zommuter May 21 '11 at 5:13

Open up the server.properties and delete everything inside, and replace with this. Customized to your willing of couse...

Here's what is should be:

level-name=world
hellworld=false
spawn-monsters=true
online-mode=false
spawn-animals=true
max-players=20
server-ip=
pvp=true
server-port=25565
white-list=false

MAKE SURE server-ip= IS BLANK! There is no need to set it. You're probably doing 192.168.0.4 or similar. Leave it blank.

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If he was using something like 192.168.0.4 etc he wouldn't have gotten the "logging in" sign –  user8949 May 21 '11 at 5:59

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