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I have a web service which needs to run on port 8731. I'm running Windows 7 x64 with XAMPP.

For privacy sake, let's assume my public facing IP, seen on, is 123.456.78.90:

  • // Works fine, loads the first <VirtualHost *:80> block in my vhosts
  • // Works fine, returns the wsdl
  • http://123.456.78.90 // Works fine, points to
  • http://123.456.78.90:8731/WebService/Namespace // Fails. Chrome cannot connect to 123.456.78.90:8731

In my router, I have port forwarding setup. Port 80 routes to I tried forwarding port 8731 to the same IP but it doesn't seem to make a difference. The port doesn't appear to be blocked by my router at all.

A test on yields a Success for port 80 and a Timeout for port 8731.

I also tried adding NameVirtualHost *:8731 to my vhosts and setting a <VirtualHost *:8731> block after enabling port forwarding for port 8731 to, and adding a Listen 8731 line in my httpd.conf, and it points to the correct vhost block.

Any ideas? Where can I look next?

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Can you check for blockings in windows firewall itself? Maybe Windows firewall blocking it. – The_aLiEn Apr 30 '12 at 13:53
*Slams head into wall. That was it. Just needed to tell the firewall to open that port specifically. Apache was in there allowed on all ports but I forgot this isn't apache. Post your comment as an answer and I'll accept. Thanks! – AlienWebguy Apr 30 '12 at 14:08
Edited the comment to make it more general answer: Firewall issue ;) – The_aLiEn Apr 30 '12 at 14:34

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Make sure any firewall isn't blocking that specific port along the way. Can you check for blockings in windows firewall itself? Maybe Windows firewall blocking it.

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