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Node app cant connect to redis on app platform

I was testing out the app platform tool, hooked up the repo from GIT and tried to deploy, it pulls ok and when trying to start the app it connects to mongoDB just fine (external mongoDB) but when trying to connect to Redis (external redis server) it times out.

I have confirmed redis is binding to 0.0.0.0 my same application on droplet works just fine.

Do I need to open the port on app platform? If so, how do we do that?


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@crashoverride

I’m binding to 0.0.0.0 so everything is open. My other droplets, localhost etc can all connect but when spinning up the node app it times out on connecting to redis. Is there a way to terminal into the container, I suppose I could try and curl the server at that point but as noted its open to everything.

👋 @SmallAquamarineFish

Please ensure that your Redis server is exposed to the public web. App Platform does not require any firewall opening or port forwarding to access external ports like Redis.