Wednesday 24 November 2021

Chia Daemon Not Starting

I have been busy recovering from a 5 * 16TB Segate Exos drive crash, and had just updated Chia to v1.2.11. 

After a reboot and an attempt to restart Chia, I was only getting two lines in the log file:
    1: Starting Chia Daemon
    2: Not Implemented

The Wallet remained stuck on a "Connecting" message.

Turns out the Chia Daemon port 55400 had been blocked by the WINNAT service.

It was confirmed by running the following command from an elevated CMD prompt: 
    netsh interface ipv4 show excludedportrange protocol=tcp

The following commands also ran from the same elevated CMD prompt fixed it:
    net stop winnat
    [Now stat Chia]
    net start winnat 

 Thanks to MrGreenApe and his post here: