Question

Access node based web server with public IP

I have installed a node based lightweight web server https://www.npmjs.com/package/http-server in my droplet and trying to serve a directory with it.

mkdir web
cd web
http-server

This shows the output as -

Starting up http-server, serving ./ Available on: http://127.0.0.1:8080 http://139.59.71.167:8080 http://10.47.0.5:8080

But when I try to access http://139.59.71.167:8080 from my browser, it times out. However, logging in to another terminal via ssh and running curl http://139.59.71.167:8080 gets the output.

Could anyone please indicate what I need to do to access the server from outside the network?

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Accepted Answer

Hi @jaibatrik

Can you check if your firewall is active?

sudo ufw status

And run this command to show listening services:

sudo lsof -iTCP -sTCP:LISTEN -P

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