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SID-02203: Connection Timed Out

Status: Asked Asked TWiki version: 6.0.2 Perl version:
Category: CategoryDeployment Server OS: CentOS 7 on vmware Last update: 2 years ago

Hi All,

First of all my experience to set the tone of this post, I am a network security engineer (firewalls, proxys etc...) with little to no knowledge linux based web admin. There I have laid myself at your mercy... please be gentle smile

I am attempting to install twiki firstly into a lab environment to use as a repository for my network security/firewall knowledge base

I installed CentOS 7 in VMware and followed this link to set up twiki: https://www.rosehosting.com/blog/install-twiki-on-a-centos-7-vps/

Every command seemed to work ok, both my lab server and test machine are on the same subnet to keep it simple, but when I try to browse to:

i get a connection timeout.

A TCPDUMP showed the SYN packet arriving on the server but i get no response

Please Help



-- Dan Castleton - 2016-05-27

Discussion and Answer

  • Check if apache is enabled and running.
  • Check the apache error logs.
  • Check the selinux settings.
  • Check the firewall settings for port 80.

I do not recommend using the TWiki on VMware setup instructions in the link you provided. This looks vulnerable to exploits. The TWiki root should never be put into an apache html doc enabled directory. I recommend to DownloadTWikiVM, it is a ready made VM build that is secure.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2016-05-27

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Title Connection Timed Out
SupportCategory CategoryDeployment
TWiki version 6.0.2
Server OS CentOS 7 on vmware
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