Tor won't start. It keeps giving me the error that it failed to bind to listener ports.

This is the terminal message:

[NOTICE] Opening Socks listener on 
[WARN] Could not bind to Can't assign requested address
[WARN] Controller gave us config lines that didn't validate: Failed to bind one of the listener ports. 

Can anyone please help? I'm using a Mac.

  • Are you sure there are no other tor processes running? Can you see if other processes are using that port (I think you can use lsof on Mac)? – Steve Jan 10 at 0:16

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