I've set up a CentOS 5.6 development server running as a virtual machine under Virtual PC 2007, in order to have a play with Node.js. Everything is up and running, but I can't seem to access port 8234, which is the port the Node server is running on.
I know the server is running because I can
wget localhost:8234 and retrieve an HTML file containing 'Hello World', which is correct.
If I use a port scanner, I can see that all the ports mentioned in the Allow Incoming section are open and responding to pings, but nothing else.
setup and set things as follows:
To my mind, these settings should have turned off the firewall and be allowing anything that comes in on
eth0 (the sole virtual network interface), but this doesn't seem to be the case.
How can I just disable the firewall completely, or failing that, make port 8234 accessible to the outside world?