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FreeBSD Jail + Plex Looking for Servers

stratacast1stratacast1 Members Posts: 7

For a while now I have had Plex set up in a Linux container, but have just switched to FreeBSD 11.1 and have gone the jail route. I installed plexmediaserver from ports successfully and can visit plex via my server's ip address ( and I can successfully log in, but I am stuck at "Looking for servers". I saw one guy post a similar problem and saw it was a subnetting problem, but I tried that and found that wasn't the solution for me. So who can help me get back to using this lovely service and get my devices to find my local plex server? :smile:


  • ahughes03ahughes03 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 145 Plex Pass
    edited August 4

    @stratacast1 Is VIMAGE enabled?

    My Plex Server: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/qbJV3C
    My Plex Clients: 3x Odroid C-2 and OpenPHT, a few phones and tablets, etc..
    Setting up a Plex Server on FreeNAS "the right way"
    Setting up your Plex Dataset on FreeNAS "the right way"

  • TurboJailerTurboJailer Members Posts: 294 ✭✭✭

    Sounds like Plex is having difficulty authenticating. Can you ping out from the jail shell?

  • stratacast1stratacast1 Members Posts: 7

    @ahughes03 I do not have VIMAGE enabled, should I recompile my kernel with it and change my jail to a VIMAGE jail?

    @TurboJailer nope "ping: ssend socket: Operation not permitted" to be able to do that I'd need to create the jail with its own networking stack correct?

  • TurboJailerTurboJailer Members Posts: 294 ✭✭✭

    What is the contents of /etc/resolv.conf in the jail?

  • stratacast1stratacast1 Members Posts: 7


    options edns0

    I left out my actual DNS server by my ISP for my own privacy, so I put Google DNS in its place. To note: I had this working before with LXD containers on Ubuntu Server 16.04 and the same DNS servers

  • TurboJailerTurboJailer Members Posts: 294 ✭✭✭
    edited August 5

    One last one. What's the output of ifconfig from the jail?

    ETA: Also what jail manager are you using?

  • stratacast1stratacast1 Members Posts: 7

    bge0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
    ether 2c:41:38:87:3a:16
    hwaddr 2c:41:38:87:3a:16
    inet netmask 0xfffffff0 broadcast
    media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseT <full-duplex,master>)
    status: active
    lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
    groups: lo
    pflog0: flags=141<UP,RUNNING,PROMISC> metric 0 mtu 33160
    groups: pflog

    I am using py3-iocage 0.99 which is built from the ports tree as my jail manager

  • stratacast1stratacast1 Members Posts: 7

    From my reading, I'm seeing there's an issue with the jail receiving broadcast messages so I may have to make a VNET jail for this application. I'm certainly having an impossible time getting my bridged interface working though

  • stratacast1stratacast1 Members Posts: 7

    UPDATE: creating the jail as a VNET jail does not work

  • stratacast1stratacast1 Members Posts: 7

    bump bumps

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