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How do I reach nginx running on my droplet?

  • Posted January 26, 2015

I’ve installed nginx on a brand new ubuntu droplet.

I can see the default welcome page using curl http://localhost

I can not see the page when using my browser to access http://my.droplet.ip.address/.

Are there default firewall rules in place that might be stopping this from working, how do I allow access from my home machine to the nginx server.

Thanks, Peter

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iptables currently looks like:

root@Relay:~# iptables -L Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination ACCEPT all – anywhere anywhere ACCEPT all – anywhere anywhere ctstate RELATED,ESTABLISHED ACCEPT tcp – anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:ssh ACCEPT tcp – anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:http

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination


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Find default site conf file and add/change (on CentOS /etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf)

server { listen 127.0.0.1:80 default_server; <— or public droplet IP, but 127.0.0.1 have to work … … … }