Connection refused when running `wget http://localhost:5000`, causing 502

February 13, 2017 436 views
Nginx Linux Basics Ubuntu

I'm running nginx, reverse proxying http://localhost:5000 on the inside (which is an ASP.NET Core server).

When I open my droplet on the outside I get the error 502 Bad Gateway (the nginx page).

So I investigated by running wget http://localhost:5000 thru ssh to see if nginx can connect to my server, but the connection was refused.

Any ideas on how to resolve this?

1 Answer


If you'll post your server block, I'll be more than happy to take a look at it for you. I'll need to see what you have between server { and }.

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