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Backstory, Until now, I have used Ubuntu 16.04 Workstation, and now, on a new box, am playing with Ubuntu Server 16.04.3 LTS. Fast forward to setting up a LAMP stack, I cannot for the life of me figure out why I cannot access my box when I could 2 days ago.

I have assigned a static IP to my Ubuntu box and setup port forwarding (neither was nessesory beforehand). I am using No-IP's dynamic DNS service - configured through my router. UFW is configured to allow in Apache Full (80,443) from anywhere.

It should be working just fine dammit.. but it isn't.

The UFW log (/var/log/ufw.log) shows 1 block when I try access my public IP but seems to be IGMP related (I don't know anything about IGMP) so what do you think is going on here? Am I missing something in the setup that is usually taken care of in Ubuntu Workstation?

Dec 26 19:31:31 ubuntu kernel: [28828.327908] [UFW BLOCK] IN=enp0s25 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01*10:13:31:a5:a0:e0*08:00 SRC=0.0.0.0 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=32 TOS=0x00 PREC=0xC0 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2

EDIT: Before going to Ubuntu Server, I was relying on NAT-PMP/UPnP and never touched the modem aside to get my local IP. Also noticed that Ubuntu Workstation was using the old eth0 instead of enp0s25 in Server.

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  • That message has nothing to do with Apache, port 80 or port 443; it shows ufw blocking your router's attempts to find out which machines on the local network want to participate in multicast groups. Double check that the router is forwarding your public IP port 80 and 443 to the server's IP on the local LAN. – AlexP Dec 26 '17 at 10:10
  • Yes, port forwarding it set up. Previously, I was relying on NAT-PMP and UPnP and I never touched the router. – TimD Dec 26 '17 at 10:39
  • Double check. Because the message you show is unrelated. – vidarlo Dec 26 '17 at 11:31
  • Is apache running ? Can you connect from your local host ? LAN ? – Panther Dec 26 '17 at 16:29
  • @Panther Apache is running and accessible on LAN – TimD Dec 26 '17 at 22:36
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Apparently my internet service provider had me on CG-NAT. Instead of a Reverse port tunnelling solution, I just purchased a static IP.

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