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Port 8139 not opened when running as a Windows Service

asked 2014-10-24 06:24:41 -0500

ArmanCastell gravatar image

Hi, I am running my puppet agent (version 3.7.0) on Windows 7 x64. The master is running on Ubuntu 14.04 with Foreman. I have enabled the run puppetbutton.

On the agent, I added the auth.conf with the required permissions, and also an empty namespaceauth.conf to C:\ProgramData\PuppetLabs\puppet\etc.

However, when I start the agent as a Service, I can't trigger a run (connection failed - connect(2)). Doing a netstat -a shows that port 8139 is not opened.

If I start the agent in the puppet console (puppet agent --no-daemonize), everything works fine! netstat shows the port, and I can trigger the puppet runs.

So, why doesn't the service-version open this port?

btw: I tried activating debug output and logged this into a file, but the output is pretty useless, just saying the service was started and giving the PID.

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answered 2014-11-04 23:14:27 -0500

joshc gravatar image

The windows service does not support kick/listen for a few reasons. First, that functionality has been deprecated for a while, and will be removed in Puppet 4 ( ). Second, running a service as LocalSystem and accepting network connections is asking for trouble. You are better off using mcollective for the time being.

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