I am setting up a new MineCraft server and would like to use Bukkit but when I try to connect with the client I get "IP Address lost connection" within the server window and within the client I get "Can't connect to server" even on the localhost.

I completely turned off my Windows Firewall and am now getting java.netConnectException: Connection refused: no further information:"

I set up vanilla Minecraft and that works fine. I have port forwarding on, although it wouldn't impact the localhost attempts. With vanilla MineCraft I can connect from another PC but Bukkit is getting the same error no matter where I try to connect from.

CraftBukkit version git-Bukkit-1.6.4-R2.0-b2918jnks Windows 8 memory set to 3G on an 8G system

I have seen multiple of the same issue but the few fixes I have found did not work (turn off online mode, setting op user, adjusting memory, etc.

  • Are you running on the right versions of Bukkit and Minecraft?
    – Rob Rose
    Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 19:17
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    Robert, I was able to finally resolve this. Although I downloaded the recommended version I went ahead and downloaded a newer Development version and it is now working. Thanks for your response.
    – user70018
    Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 22:45
  • No problem. Good luck with the server!
    – Rob Rose
    Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 0:33

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Download notepad+++ or edit the run in ur server full at the end it put true right? Make true to false and u use localhost and u will connect to it

  • This answer is a little unclear. Is there any chance you could clarify or expand on it a bit?
    – Cloudy
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 16:02
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    Please use proper English spelling and grammar.
    – John
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 16:14

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