Disclosure: on the server, I am a nooooob. There I said it.
so I have a vm running ubuntu with a BRIDGED network connection and running a python web-server on port 8000. When I go to
http://localhost:8000/ inside the vm, all is working as expected. But I need to access this web-server from outside the vm on the same machine. I used
ifconfig to get the local network ip
192.168.1.131 of the ubuntu vm. Now if I visit
http://192.168.1.131 in my browser outside the vm I get a page stating:
This is the default web page for this server.
The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet.
However this is not my python web-server, its something else running on port 80. My python is running in port 8000, and when I got to
http://192.168.1.131:8000 I get:
Unable to connect
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 192.168.1.131:8000.
What is going on here? Could ubuntu be blocking incoming connection in
8000 but allowing them on
80? This is a fresh install on the vm of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit. Any help is appricated. Thanks.