how to connect to my application

I span up a node.js droplet, cloned my git repo and did an npm install then an npm start. I got the message:

Server is running at http://[::1]:3000 Try http://[::1]:3000/ping

If I ping the droplet IP address (ping <dropletIPAddress>) from the terminal, I get a response, but if I try go to the <dropletIpAddress>:3000, I get “This site can’t be reached”. What could be wrong?

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August 7, 2023


Check if your Application is actually running:

netstat -tulpen | grep 3000

Do you see the application there?

Additionally, check if your firewall allows connections on port 3000.

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