I'm playing around with using a Rackspace Cloud Server (running CentosOS 5.5) as a server for the Beanstalk Message Queue system. I'm starting Beanstalk with the command line of "Beanstalkd -d -l ip address -p 11300.
All appears to start ok and no errors occur. Now I'm told I can telnet to the 11300 port on that IP address and check that all is running ok. But when I do telnet ip address 11300, I get a 'Connection refused' error, suggesting that the port is blocked or at the very least, not open.
Does anyone know if I have to open the port on a Rackspace Cloud server and if so, how I do that? Or is there something I'm missing? I'm far more into software programming than servers, so any help or suggestions would be appreciated!