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I've created a VM with Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS on Microsoft Azure. I then installed Tomcat 8 following this tutorial. I started the Tomcat server and I was able to access it from the local machine

The next step is to access Tomcat from another computer. I've disabled the firewall using sudo ufw disable I created inbound rules by going on the Azure new portal > select my VM > Network Interfaces > Network Security Rule. Security Rules

However when I try to access my server from my computer, it says this site can't be reached... What am I missing/doing wrong?

Thanks for the help!

EDIT: Ok so I found the link in comment. I had to create a workers.properties file etc. and now it works... But why?

  • Have you modify Tomcat port settings? listening on port 80? – Jason Ye Mar 17 '17 at 9:29
  • Tomcat listening on port 8080 by default. please use netstat -ant to check which port listening on, – Jason Ye Mar 17 '17 at 9:40
  • Yes listening on port 80 – Gpack Mar 17 '17 at 10:20
  • Here's the link about the workers.properties blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudioalm/2016/08/18/… – Gpack Mar 20 '17 at 0:54
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workers.properties have the information about host address and port information. The Tomcat worker is a Tomcat instance that is waiting to execute servlets or any other content on behalf of some web server.
For example, we can have a web server such as the Apache HTTP Server forwarding servlet requests to a Tomcat process (the worker) running behind it.

  • please use netstat -ant to see tomcat based on IPv4 or IPv6. – Jason Ye Mar 17 '17 at 10:52

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