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Plexconnect DNS shutting down randomly

vallis599vallis599 Posts: 9Members ✭✭

I'm having a problem with the Plexconnect DNS randomly shutting down, here's a copy of my log: http://pastebin.com/fTPVizjY and my system information:


OS: Windows 8 x64

Apple TV version: 3

Apple TV firmware: 6.0

Apple TV IP:

DNS server:

Plex Media Server IP:

Plex Media Server:

Plexconnect version: 0.2


My Settings.cfg file:

port_pms = 32400
port_webserver = 80
ip_plexconnect =
certfile = ./assets/certificates/trailers.pem
ip_dnsmaster =
loglevel = Normal
enable_dnsserver = True
logpath = .
ip_pms =
enable_plexgdm = False
port_ssl = 443
enable_webserver_ssl = True
ip_webserver =
prevent_atv_update = True
port_dnsserver = 53
enable_plexconnect_autodetect = True

This crash/shut down has happened multiple times and always ends with the following in the log file. 


10:09:32 DNSServer: DNS request received!
10:09:32 DNSServer: Source: ('', 51646)
10:09:32 DNSServer: Domain: atv.plexconnect
10:09:32 DNSServer: ***intercept request
10:09:32 DNSServer: -> DNS response:
10:09:32 DNSServer: Shutting down.
I have tried a few things with no success: turning off PlexGDM as suggested in another thread, making sure both the computer and the aTV have static IPs, have tried both Plexconnect version 0.2 and the latest Github version.
I can't seem to isolate why it happens, it seems to happen when I'm in the middle of accessing things on the aTV (like after a video was finished), or after the aTV wakes from sleep. I should also note that Plexconnect works perfectly fine before the DNS shutdown and a restart of the computer/restarting the python program fixes the problem. Any help in resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated. 


  • RedUlfRedUlf Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass


    Any resolution. I have exactly the same issue and it starts to get very annoying!

  • moody_bluemoody_blue Posts: 3,221Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    It is unlikely that you are using SW versions from 3 years ago... So please post your current version (Python, PlexConnect, Operating system), Settings.cfg, and log (with loglevel = High)

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    Portables 1x iPad4, 2x Android phone, 1x Android tablet, 2x PMP on Win10

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