wget --verbose http://myserviceip:80 works fine, but times out if called from outside droplet

Posted May 31, 2018 753 views
NginxUbuntu 16.04
 wget --verbose http://myip:80

–2018-05-31 20:42:39– http://myip/
Connecting to myip:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 11321 (11K) [text/html]
Saving to: ‘index.html’

index.html 100%[=====================================================================================>] 11.06K –.-KB/s in 0s

2018-05-31 20:42:39 (303 MB/s) - ‘index.html’ saved [11321/11321]

Access.log does not change with outside connection attempts

Error.log has the following register in the last line (not sure if of any use)

2018/05/31 20:21:38 [emerg] 1814#1814: still could not bind()
2018/05/31 20:37:06 [notice] 2714#2714: signal process started

Anyone? Thank you!

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This sounds like a problem with your firewall. I would recommend taking a look at this tutorial on how to work with the default Ubuntu firewall:


by Brian Boucheron
by Erika Heidi
UFW, or Uncomplicated Firewall, is an interface to iptables that is geared towards simplifying the process of configuring a firewall on Linux servers. In this guide, you'll learn how to set up a firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 18.04.