Can't connect to localhost - Nginx, times out

November 4, 2015 1.5k views
Nginx WordPress Ubuntu

The system is working well, available fine from the outside. According to netstat, Nginx is listening on 0.0.0.0:80, but when try to connect to the server from itself (i.e. wget localhost or wget 127.0.0.1) it times out.

This is a problem because there is a WordPress installation on the box which isn't able to run cron jobs - when it tries to connect to itself it times out.

Anybody have any ideas? Thanks I really appreciate your help.

1 Answer

After some research it looks like the loopback device is not configured on boot. Here is a link I found which helped solve this issue for me in case anyone else has the same problem.

http://serverfault.com/questions/333269/loopback-device-not-configured-on-boot

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