So I installed MongoDB v4.0 on an Ubuntu 18.10 VM running on Google Compute Engine. Installed successfully, working well with the
mongo shell via SSH. Now I wanted to access the database remotely from my desktop.
Following this guide, I edited my
/etc/mongod.conf file and commented out the
bind_ip line in the following code:
# bindIp: 127.0.0.1
Restarted the service
service mongod restart
Also opened the TCP port 27017 on the Google Cloud Platform Firewall.
However, the database is still inaccessible via all means, i.e. the
mongo shell installed on my local machine, MongoDB Compass, the
server_ip:27017 format on Google Chrome, all fail to connect.
sudo netstat -tlnp via SSH on the VM,
I only got the following line for MongoDB:
tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:27017 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 18490/mongod
0.0.0.0 line which should have been there indicating that it is open to all connections was still missing.
Can this possibly be a configuration error or is some internal firewall blocking the connection?
Edit: I even made sure iptables isn't causing this. Issued the commands
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --destination-port 27017 -m state --state NEW,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp --source-port 27017 -m state --state ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
Still no luck