Can't access NZBGet on port 6789

Posted September 10, 2016 13.6k views
UbuntuGetting StartedApplications

I’ve installed NZBGet on my Ubuntu droplet, but cannot access the web interface. When I run nmap, I get the following:

Nmap scan report for localhost (
Host is up (0.000013s latency).
Not shown: 998 closed ports
22/tcp open ssh
6789/tcp open ibm-db2-admin

So, the service is definitely running - but I can’t access it, be it via or http://localhost:6789 via SSH tunnel, nor through http://<outside IP>:6789. Please help! This is driving me nuts. Thanks!

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What value is set in your nzbget.conf for ControlIP. This value should be set to or your droplet’s public IP address in order for the interface to be accessible from another computer.

  • Good find! I did check that later on, and it was fine - what WASN’T was the Ubuntu package I used, ended up going with the official binaries instead. Worked like a charm. Thanks!