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I just setup a SVN respository on a server to which I have root access (I'm working through SSH). The service is listening (confirmed with netstat) though I can't seem to access it from the outside. I can access webpages served through lighttpd (on port 80) on the same machine (I can access SSH as well, obviously). I am not the one who setup that server initially and I am not a Debian expert either. I am looking for help finding why I can't access the machine remotely on that port, 3690. 'iptables -L' doesn't give me anything abnormal. I do not believe the machine is behind an hardware firewall. (Though there's a remote chance it could be, I emailed the sysadmin, but I'm investigating other potential causes in the meantime).

I can provide version information if necessary.

Thanks for the help!

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Can you provide the output of 'sudo netstat -tnlp'? (this will list listening tcp ports) –  slillibri Jan 29 '11 at 9:18
I didn't sudo because I have root access. Here you go: pastebin.com/GUnaJkqV –  Mathieu M-Gosselin Jan 29 '11 at 22:08
It was just confirmed to me by the sysadmin that the server is behind a physical firewall. –  Mathieu M-Gosselin Jan 30 '11 at 2:46

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