I have a service which only listens to localhost on port 7400.

There is a service running on a windows and an ubuntu machine on a private network.

How can another computer on the same network communicate with those services? I have read that binding/loopback may be an option according to this post?

I am also confused how the binding takes place as I have seen it done using iptables on linux.

Is binding the best approach? Are there other alternatives? How can binding be achieved on windows/ubuntu?

  • why is it listening on localhost? - what protocol? – Sum1sAdmin May 4 '16 at 9:32
  • It's a service listening to instructions from the computer. I am hoping to send instructions to it from the network. The protocol is TCP. – Greg May 4 '16 at 10:12
  • oh ok - you can use 'something else' in the middle – Sum1sAdmin May 4 '16 at 10:57

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