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I got a host (WINDOW7) and a guest (DEBIAN7.7) virtualized by VirtualBox. I configure an eth1 interface as host-only. My host can ping the guest and vice-versa, host can connect via ssh too. Now I want host accesss the guest's Wildfly instance, so I added this rule to iptables: iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 8080 -j ACCEPT -i eth1. If I execute iptables -L I can see the rule and Wildfly is up and running. Sadly, when I try to connect via host's browser to guest's wildfly I got an ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED. What am I missing?

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Debian's Iptables keeps everything open by default. No need of rules. I only forgot to start Wildfly on the eth1 ip address. I run Wildfly again with this command: ./standalone.sh -b 0.0.0.0 and host can access Wildfly guest's instance. Happy ending.

  • This always happens to me with Apache, forget to turn it on xD – xR34P3Rx Jan 3 '15 at 14:48

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