Cannot connect Openfire from another machine

I installed Openfire 3.7.1 on Suse Linux. I could access Admin Login screen on the Suse linux machine. But when I tried to access http://myserver:9090 from another machine, I couldn’t connect to the server. Was I missing anything?


Likely iptables/firewall.

Hi LG,

Thanks for your response! The “another” machine and Openfire server are on our intranet behind the firewall.

Once I installed the Openfire, I should be able to access http://myserver:9090 from any machine on the intranet, right? We have other web-based applications written in PHP on the same server, I have no problem accessing those applications through Apache HTTP.


Most linux servers have a firewall installed. Run “iptables -L” as root and make sure that the chains are empty with “policy ACCEPT”. If this is not the case try to stop iptables (/etc/rc.d/init.d/iptables stop) and then try to connect. If this works then you may want to adjust your iptables and start them again.

Hi LG,

It was the firewall. After I opened additioinal ports, I was able to connect. I used Suse Linux Enterprise Sever (SLES).

  1. Stop firewall – /sbin/rcSuSEfirewall2 stop

  2. Edit /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2.

#FW_SERVICES_EXT_TCP=“80 mysql smtp ssh”

FW_SERVICES_EXT_TCP=“80 mysql smtp ssh 9090”

  1. Start firewall – /sbin/rcSuSEfirewall2 start

I really appreciated your help!