Ruben Ruben - 1 year ago 133
Node.js Question

Can't connect to nodejs on ubuntu xenial

I am using vagrant to create a machine on virtualbox. The machine only has a fresh install of Ubuntu (updated) and node.

node server.js works find with the installation in my system. Can see the "Hello world" on chrome.
But when I ssh into my machine and use node server.js on the server, I get ERR_CONNECTION_RESET on chrome.

Here is all my code


Vagrant.require_version ">= 1.8.6"

Vagrant.configure("2") do |config| = "ubuntu/xenial64" "forwarded_port", guest: 3000, host: 3000
config.vm.synced_folder ".", "/var/www/", :mount_options => ["dmode=777", "fmode=666"]

config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |virtualbox| = "vagrant"
virtualbox.memory = 512
virtualbox.cpus = 1
virtualbox.gui = false


const http = require('http');

const hostname = '';
const port = 3000;

const server = http.createServer((req, res) => {
res.statusCode = 200;
res.setHeader('Content-Type', 'text/plain');
res.end('Hello World\n');

server.listen(port, hostname, () => {
console.log(`Server running at http://${hostname}:${port}/`);

software versions:

  • windows 10 Home

  • vagrant 1.8.6

  • virtualbox 5.1.8

  • ubuntu xenial 64

  • node v6.9.1

Answer Source

When running inside Vagrant, the address does not necessarily map to 'localhost'. Remove the hostname and you should be fine:

server.listen(port, () => {
  console.log(`Server listening ${port}/`);

Omitting the hostname defaults to

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