"host is down" one solution

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"host is down" one solution

Post by underrepresented » 18 Aug 2018, 12:24

check your firewall rules.

For users that are getting "Host is down" issues..... check your amc.log for the following lines at then end of this post.
While this may be caused by many different issues between java client and server. In my case, while on my iMAC, my firewall of choice (Little Snitch) was not giving me an alert.
I had to watch the LS Network monitor to see what was going on and I determined that the issue wasn't with Filebot; but with LS main not seeing a connection of filebot.jar though Transmission.
This appears to happen with a lot of connections that are called through another app on all operating systems.

Once I found out it was a Transmission issue I began looking at its connections with the LS network monitor.
This is the firewall rule configured to work.....

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/Users/user/Internet/Transmission.app/Contents/MacOS/Transmission via java./Applications/FileBot.app/Contents/Java/filebot.jar
Allow outgoing connections via filebot.jar to port 443 (https) of www.filebot.net.cdn.cloudflare.net
Process Owner:  Me
IP Addresses:,

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Fetch failed: Try again in 5 seconds (2 more) => java.net.ConnectException: Host is down (connect failed)
Fetch failed: Try again in 10 seconds (1 more) => java.net.ConnectException: Host is down (connect failed)
Fetch failed: https://api.filebot.net/v4/data/moviedb.txt.xz
java.net.ConnectException: Host is down (connect failed)
	at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
	at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(Unknown Source)
enjoy ya'll

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