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Question about Port Forwarding on Linux Droplets

Hello, I am having trouble port forwarding on my droplet. I want to be able to run a TCP server from the private IPV4 address on a specific port ‘x’, in such a way that it is able to be connected to by different clients. I have the application ready and all the settings for the droplet good to go except for the port access, as it is not able to be seen by outside applications. Also, my programs are automatically detecting the IP address ‘127.0.1.1’ instead of the IPV4 that is given by the droplet, should I be using that instead?


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Bobby Iliev
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February 6, 2022

Hello,

In case you want your applications to be accessible from the outside world, you would need to change the bind-address from 127.0.0.1:your_port to 0.0.0.0:your_port.

Let me know how this goes!

Best,

Bobby