Port 443 unresponsive, certificate installed correctly though (I think)

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Port 443 unresponsive, certificate installed correctly though (I think) – Managing your servers can streamline the performance of your team by allowing them to complete complex tasks faster. Plus, it can enable them to detect problems early on before they get out of hand and compromise your business. As a result, the risk of experiencing operational setbacks is drastically lower.

But the only way to make the most of your server management is to perform it correctly. And to help you do so, this article will share nine tips on improving your server management and fix some problem about ssl, ubuntu, https, apache-2.2, .

System specs:

Ubuntu 10.04
Apache 2

Installed an SSL cert from GoDaddy, checked that it works by issuing the following on the server itself:

openssl s_client -showcerts -connect localhost:443

However when I issue that same command on my laptop and replace localhost with the domain of the actual server, the request just hangs and then times out.

I’ve run netstat -an on the server to make sure port 443 is open & listening and it is (for tcp connections).

I’m not sure what else to check.

Solution :

Configure apache to listen on the external IP address, not just on localhost.
netstat -a -n should show something like this:

tcp    0   0  192.168.1.2:443   0.0.0.0:*   LISTEN    -  

where the IP address (local address) is not 127.0.0.1. 0.0.0.0 is fine.

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