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I have webmin running on centos on port 307, I can access it locally and I verified it by trying wget localhost:307

However, I cannot it access it remotely, I have even tried to disable the firewall by running /etc/init.d/iptables stop (I am a newbie and as far as I understood iptables represent the firewall), still I cannot access the webmin interface remotely (through the browser).

I receive the following message: "Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"

How can I trace the cause of this problem any better? How can I see what is exactly blocking the connection to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:307 ?

Your help is very much appreciated


1- Google Chrome just says "Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:307 with no error code.

2- netstat -ntlp | grep 307 returns the following

tcp 0 0* LISTEN 27541/perl

3- tcptroute showed that xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx [closed]

4- Please see below a link for the result of iptables -nvL (couldn't attach)



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Look at the page Chrome presented. At the bottom is an error message with a code. Paste it here. –  Michael Hampton Sep 12 '12 at 22:41

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  • Check with netstat -ntlp | grep 307 that webmin is listening on the external interface as well (not only on localhost).
  • Check with tcptraceroute -n SERVER 307 to find out if something en route blocks the connection (replace SERVER with the FQDN or IP address of your server).
  • Check your iptables rules with iptables -nvL.
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I have updated my question with answers to your questions. –  perpetual_dream Sep 13 '12 at 16:28
Is xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx the external address of the host running webmin? Your filter table has only ACCEPT rules, so that shouldn't be a problem, but check the nat and mangle tables as well (iptables -t nat -nvL and iptables -t mangle -nvL), to make sure that there's nothing fancy happening there. –  Ansgar Wiechers Sep 13 '12 at 17:25
this i50.tinypic.com/6sv248.png contains the results of the commands. I don't think that there is anything fancy going on there... what else could it be? –  perpetual_dream Sep 14 '12 at 4:48
By the end, this proved to be a result of a hardware firewall. –  perpetual_dream Sep 16 '12 at 19:41

Chrome is a bit funny with IP addresses in the address bar. Try it with the full URL specified, i.e.

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