Django Error: That port is already in use.

When trying to start/run Django server on your MAC machine getting this error –

Error: That port is already in use.

  1. find out which service or application is using the default port 8000?
Spotlight on Network Utility to List Ports
  1. Press Command+Spacebar.
  2. Type the name of utilities that are buried, such as Network Utility.
  3. Click the keyboard return/enter key to launch the Network Utility app.
  4. Select the “Port Scan” tab.
  5. Enter the IP (such as, localhost, or domain name you wish to scan for open ports.
  6. Click scan button.
note – On mac machines by default the port 8000–8999 TCP is used by irdmi.

Port TCP or
Service or
protocol name
RFC2 Service name3 Used by
8000–8999 TCP irdmi Web service, iTunes Radio streams

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