can't start play! server on ec2 (play! framework)

daoud asked:

recently i have created a new ec2 instances (quick launch ) and i tried to deploy my Play! application the security group gives access to port 80 and port 22 (SSH)
but when i run :

play start 80

it gives me this

[error] org.jboss.netty.channel.ChannelException: Failed to bind to: /0.0.0.0:80
[error] Use 'last' for the full log.

which means that the 80 port is used
when i run

netstat -tlnp 

i get

    Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address               Foreign Address             State       PID/Program name   
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:25                0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      3692/sendmail       
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:22                  0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      3653/sshd           
tcp        0      0 :::22                       :::*                        LISTEN      3653/sshd 

i’ve searched all the web but i didn’t figure it out, help me please !

NOTE : i just solve this all i have to do is start it with sudo.

My answer:


Since you’re binding to a port below 1024, it must be started with root privileges.

Try something like:

sudo play start 80

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