(0x80004005): No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it


I have a simple program used for a couple of years to connect from a laptop to a remote server on a specific TCP port. All works fine with the laptop on a LAN or using my O2 phone, but if I use exactly the same program and configuration connecting through an EE account I get the connection refused message above.

However, I can open a telnet session and connect on the port successfully so it is not a firewall issue.

The exception comes from senderSock.Connect(ipEndPoint);

What is Telnet doing differently? are there any other permissions i need to set?

    public static void Connect(string address, int port)
            // Create one SocketPermission for socket access restrictions 
            SocketPermission permission = new SocketPermission(
                NetworkAccess.Connect,    // Connection permission 
                TransportType.Tcp,        // Defines transport types 
                "",                       // Gets the IP addresses 
                SocketPermission.AllPorts // All ports 

            // Ensures the code to have permission to access a Socket 

            // Resolves a host name to an IPHostEntry instance            
            IPHostEntry ipHostInfo = Dns.GetHostEntry(address);

            // Gets first IP address associated with a localhost 
            IPAddress ipAddress = ipHostInfo.AddressList[0];

            // Creates a network endpoint 
            IPEndPoint ipEndPoint = new IPEndPoint(ipAddress, port);

            // Create one Socket object to setup Tcp connection 
            senderSock = new Socket(
                ipAddress.AddressFamily,// Specifies the addressing scheme 
                SocketType.Stream,   // The type of socket  
                ProtocolType.Tcp     // Specifies the protocols  

            senderSock.NoDelay = false;   // Using the Nagle algorithm 

            // Establishes a connection to a remote host 
            Console.WriteLine("Socket connected to " + senderSock.RemoteEndPoint.ToString());

        catch (Exception exc)
asked on Stack Overflow Jan 1, 2021 by Chrons42 • edited Jan 3, 2021 by halfer

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