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I am trying to run a webserver from Ubuntu Bash on Windows 10 using the following:

python -c 'import BaseHTTPServer as bhs, SimpleHTTPServer as shs; bhs.HTTPServer(("135.135.135.11", 8888), shs.SimpleHTTPRequestHandler).serve_forever()'

However, I cannot connect to it from other machines. Only on Localhost. It does work if I run it from windows python.

I tried adding a bash rule for bash.exe in the Windows firewall, but nothing works. Any ideas?

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  • Ubuntu Bash onWin10 needs to be documented more properly... BTW, what happens when you run the server on a Linux box on the same network?
    – sbrm1
    Sep 1 '16 at 19:10
  • @sbrm1 You mean an actual Linux installation? Everything works! Even on Windows the same code works. It's definitely something to do with the unix subsystem not accepting connections from outside.
    – unixsnob
    Sep 2 '16 at 11:29
  • Well, the Windows Subsystem for Linux is still in beta...
    – sbrm1
    Sep 3 '16 at 2:10
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I had a problem using python -m SimpleHTTPServer today. It turned out to be windows firewall / networking related. I could easily access the content via 127.0.0.1:8000, just not 0.0.0.0:8000

  • check the firewall
  • check the network
  • try to use a sensible IP address & non-conflicting port

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