[wellylug] Problem accessing local URL with browser

Jethro Carr jethro.carr at jethrocarr.com
Wed Sep 13 22:19:59 NZST 2006


On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 22:14 +1200, Roger Young wrote:
> I have a program which uses Firefox to connect
> to a port on my home machine (Beauty). At least it tries to,
> but the internet proxy (Privoxy) reports that
> 
> "Your request for http://beauty:2080/v6.5/index.html could 
> not be fulfilled, because the connection to 
> beauty (10.1.1.2) could not be established."
> 
> I can telnet successfully to this IP number. If I disable the
> proxy then I get a "connection was refused" error. I'm not
> sure where to look next. Can someone enlighten me?

what exactly do you mean by:
> I have a program which uses Firefox to connect
> to a port on my home machine (Beauty). 


suggestions - sounds obvious, but always a possibility:

have you made sure your firewall is not blocking connections on that
port?

(try "telnet beauty 2080" -it should connect to the webserver. If not,
the firewall is a likely cause.)


cheers,

-- 
Jethro Carr

www.jethrocarr.com
www.jethrocarr.com/index.php?page=cv/cv.php
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