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I install nginx as a reverse proxy. If I use:


it does not work. But if I use:


it works. And I can use browser to access to and http://ip:81

Could anyone explain for me?

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What happens if you "telnet 81"? It should give you a connected message. – user103508 Dec 8 '11 at 9:58
In fact, my port I want is 8080 and this is result telnet: Name or service not known Unknown host – KingOfDCP Dec 8 '11 at 10:19

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No serverfault account so this is my reply. The telnet command i gave shouldn't have a colon. It should be "telnet 8080". It it doesn't work then i would guess whatever webserver you're using isn't being bound to and/or port 8080.

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"telnet 8080" command worked. Connected to Escape character is '^]'. So what's the problem here. I already stuck – KingOfDCP Dec 8 '11 at 12:08

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