[IPython-dev] Weird, serious notebook bug on Windows

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 19:05:23 EDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just got out of a meeting with a colleague who was running beta1 on
> windows, and we were getting the weirdest behavior:  every notebook
> started would land on the *same* 8888 port. This is a beta1 added to
> EPD on windows 7 on a fairly new laptop, and I simply don't understand
> how the new notebook instances could be getting a connection to the
> first port!  I'm pretty puzzled, but if this is reproducible then we
> have a major blocker in our hands...
> Can some of our Windows users report whether they see this behavior?
> Simply start notebooks in several terminals, they should start getting
> consecutive ports: 8888, 8889, 8890, ...  If they all land on 8888, we
> have a problem.
> In case it helps, this colleague was starting the notebook from a Git
> bash shell window, not a windows console one (not that it should
> matter).

I have seen weird things in git bash wrt IPython.  Can you have them
retry in the regular command prompt?


> Cheers,
> f
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
bgranger at calpoly.edu and ellisonbg at gmail.com

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