cannot open port 8080

hi i am a newbie and i want to open port 8080 . i have added this

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 8080 -j ACCEPT

in /etc/sysconfig/iptables

and then

service iptables restart

but with no success

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i’m with the same problem. My output for “iptables -nL” was:

Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination

What’s the output of “iptables -nL”

Hi thanks for the quick response. I have removed the iptables and try to add the line in the config file of iptables as you both stated but i was not successfull in opening the port 8080 .can you plrase let me know the detail steps . thanks a lot for your time and the knowledge you have provided me . I would be really appreciate if you could let me know the steps to open port 8080