Using Win7 64 bit I'm trying to get bitcoind (v0.8.5) to work.
Bitcoin.conf has the following content (in the %appdata%\bitcoin dir): rpcuser=12345 rpcpassword=12345
I run using command line: bitcoind -rpcpassword=12345
I then use the NIRSOFT app cports-x64 which shows list of open TCP/IP and UDP ports on computer. Bitcoind is in the list but only with port 8883.
Why is the RPC connection not working such that port 8882 (default RPC port) is open and mapped to 127.0.0.1?