I'm following along with the book How Linux Works, and am trying to get the Python SimpleHTTPServer to work on its default port. I can access my home folder on the local host, but any other computer trying to access :8000 times out.
I have port forwarding enabled in my router for port 8000, and yet nmap returns output
PORT STATE SERVICE REASON 8000/tcp filtered http-alt no-response
nmap output to my other computer's IP is as follows
PORT STATE SERVICE REASON 8000/tcp closed http-alt conn-refused
Other than this, I have not set up any rules in IPTables.
Furthermore, I've tried this on both my home and work networks, completely disabling my home router's firewall with no success on either network.