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I created a website on a server with hyde. After installing hyde on a Ubuntu machine, I followed these steps:


$ hyde -s /path/to/mysite create
$ cd /path/to/mysite
$ hyde gen
$ hyde serve

The server starts, and shows no problems(,yet ^^").

The thing is: The server has no gui, and there fore no browser (except terminal browsers). Therefore I want to connect to this created page from another ubuntu machine (my PC I work with), which is in the same network.

I read up about the documentation of hyde and I got this information, to specify the ip and the port the site should be available on:

  • -a ADDRESS, --address ADDRESS The address to serve the website. Optional - defaults to localhost
  • -p PORT, --port PORT The port to serve the website. Optional - defaults to 8080
  • The following command will serve the website at http://localhost:8181.


$ cd ~/test
$ hyde serve -p 8181

Which are the settings I have to set on the Ubuntu GUI-less server, to get me mysite reachable from the my Ubuntu machine which has a GUI?

Perhaps I should mention, that both server are in the intranet of the company where I work.

This is only a test for me to get this running and to be able to start to throw a website together. Later on I want to get this site running with apache, and not using the provided webserver of hyde. But that is another questin, I think...

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You need to give hyde the external ip of the server, not localhost which is limited to the machine itself.

To get the external ip, run ifconfig | grep "inet addr"

egil@mutter:~$ ifconfig | grep "inet addr"
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet addr:  Mask:

The inet addr on the same line as with Bcast and Mask is the one you need to start hyde with.

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I'll try that as soon as I get my hands on the server again. Which port do you recommend? – Aufwind May 20 '11 at 6:57
Any port over 1024 will do, so you might as well stick with the default 8080 as it's marked as a registered port for alternative http traffic by IANA. See – Egil May 20 '11 at 7:08

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