[Moin-user] port number prob?
paul at boddie.org.uk
Tue May 31 11:33:48 EDT 2016
On Tuesday 31. May 2016 16.07.04 Renato Pontefice wrote:
> I think that my prob could be about port number:
> If I try to access my moin2 wiki from an external browser, I do not receive
> answer from the server.
Did you not start the server as I suggested with the host being something
else, like 188.8.131.52? You cannot rely on 127.0.0.1 working instead: both
addresses may be configured to refer to the same (virtual) machine, but they
do not mean the same thing. And 184.108.40.206 does not magically map to
127.0.0.1 when traffic arrives at (and enters) the virtual machine.
Starting something that listens on 127.0.0.1 means that it will only respond
to things using that address, and of course that address is not reachable from
outside. You have to use an externally-accessible address or you won't solve
You can quite probably test an externally-accessible address inside the
virtual machine just to make sure that your problem isn't one related to
routing. So, I advise specifying 220.127.116.11 as the host when starting moin
and then using lynx (or whatever) inside the virtual machine with that address
(and whichever port you have chosen) in the URL. Then, if this succeeds, you
can try again from outside the virtual machine.
> I've tried - from inside the VM - the following command, that, I think,
> explain the following:
> - the VM, answer to a ping with the external addr
> - does not answer neither at port 8081 nor port 8080.
> Could it be a prob of web server?
Ping doesn't take arguments like this (because it operates at a different
level than one dealing with ports)...
> ping 18.104.22.168:8081
> ping: unknown host 22.214.171.124:8081
You might try something like "telnet 126.96.36.199 8081" and see if it
connects. But again, your server needs to listen on that external address for
the service to be reachable.
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