Unable to access Port 8984

Aryup

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Hello everyone!

I'm on a CentOS 7.9 serveur with WHM/cPanel

I installed Solr recently and i'm unable to connect to the default port of solr : 8984 connexion is timed out by the server.

I use CSF as a firewall and the port 8984 is allowed in TCP_IN TCP_OUT UDP_IN UDP_OUT

My IP is whitelisted in CSF and Modsec and i allowed every connexion in the Host Access Control.

The result of the command
Code:
netstat -npl | grep :8984
Code:
tcp6       0      0 127.0.0.1:8984          :::*                    LISTEN      21423/java
I don't know why this port would be blocked, does anyone have a clue on what i could have missed?

Thank you!
 

Aryup

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Hello, thank you a lot for your answer.

I did what you suggested and disabled CSF, i'm still unable to reach that port. Meanwhile, as you suggetsed i have open a ticket to my provider. I will post here the update as soon as he get back to me.

Thank you!
 

quietFinn

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The result of the command
Code:
netstat -npl | grep :8984
Code:
tcp6       0      0 127.0.0.1:8984          :::*                    LISTEN      21423/java
I don't know why this port would be blocked, does anyone have a clue on what i could have missed?

Thank you!
Did you open port 8984 in TCP6_IN in CSF?
 

Aryup

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Hello everyone,

Our provided said that they do not block any port of our server, therefore the problem is from our end.

We are still looking for that issue and don't have a clue of what could block that port.
 

cPRex

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If you try an nmap test to the port, does that connect? For example, here's what a test to the cPanel mailserver looks like:

Code:
# nmap -p 25 mx1.cpanel.net

Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2021-06-24 13:20 EDT
Nmap scan report for mx1.cpanel.net (208.74.121.68)
Host is up (0.032s latency).
PORT   STATE SERVICE
25/tcp open  smtp
We want to see that port listed as open when you perform your test from a remote machine to the server having an issue.
 

Aryup

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Hello cPRex

Here is the result of the nmap command you asked

Code:
nmap -p 8984 domain.com

Starting Nmap 7.91 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2021-07-01 10:21 Paris, Madrid (heure d?été)
Nmap scan report for host.name.com (1.2.3.4)
Host is up (0.010s latency).
PORT     STATE  SERVICE
8984/tcp closed unknown
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 1.01 seconds
As you see the port 8984 seems closed. Every settings we could think of goes the other way regarding the port 8984.
 
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cPRex

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If everything on the server-side seems good, which it does from what you've said, there has to be something external to the machine causing this. This could be on your local network, or something at the hosting level, but it sounds like you won't be able to fix the problem yourself since it's not on the server.
 

Aryup

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Hello, thank you for your answer.

So, i'm back to step one, i guess i missed something on our server.

Oddly, the port is accessible on a fresh install of cPanel. The port is still accessible after CSF is installed without the port on TCP_IN so i'm starting to loose faith in our system.

We will continue to looking forward this issue.
 

cPRex

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So you're saying that after a fresh install, the port works? And then after CSF is installed, it's still working? That's odd to me, since that is not one of the default ports included in the CSF list.

If it was working after the initial cPanel installation it sounds like there was another change made that caused the issue. If you have a way to re-trace the steps you performed on another installation with the same provider that could be a helpful test.
 

Aryup

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Hello everyone.

Quick update on that issue. We installed a new serveur and the issue went away. To this day we still have no clue of what we could have done wrong to close that port. We are no longer working with that server so that issue become irrelevant.

Thank you a lot for the support and for your time!