Connection Refused From Port allowed by UFW

I used this guide ( 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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Bobby Iliev
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May 31, 2020
Accepted Answer

Hi there @kaldrenon,

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

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

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