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Connection Refused From Port allowed by UFW

I used this guide (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/ufw-essentials-common-firewall-rules-and-commands#service-web-server) to open port 8000 on my droplet. I have a django application running on port 8000 and if I curl localhost, I get the home page of the app.

If I visit [droplet public ip]:8000 or try to curl it, I get ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

I have done several searches for why this might be but cannot find much. I’ve triple checked that it’s listening on port 8000 using netstat.

Have I missed a step?

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Accepted Answer

Hi there @kaldrenon,

I think that your Django application might be listening only on 127.0.0.1:8000, in order to get this working, you need to change so that Django binds on 0.0.0.0:8000.

To check if this is true, you could run the following command:

  1. sudo netstat -plant | grep 8000

Feel free to share the output here.

Regards, Bobby