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node/express ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED on static files

Hi, new to digitalocean and deploying and all that stuff. But I get a very strange error when deploying my express application.

My droplet is a ubuntu with nodejs and the application is a standard express application generated through: $ express myapp …

so there is nothing fancy about the code but I get an error when trying to load in css and other static files using: app.use(express.static(path.join(__dirname, ‘public’)));

and then i get ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED in the console for my files.

the strange part is that it´s all working on my local node server.

Does anyone have any suggestions or fix for this problem?

Cheers

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For anyone having an issue of network connectivity I had to re-enable my firewall with

ufw enable

For whatever reason I think DigitalOcean reset it. Took me two hours. How unprofessional of this company

How do you access the files?

What I’ve encountered is when I submit a form, that is pointed to just ‘localhost’, it seems to be blocked, so I accessed it relatively or 127.0.0.1.

Hello! Did u solve your problem? Im having the same issue :(