Can't connect to Jira in browser


I need help with Jira; it's not responding when I attempt to connect via my browser now.

Here's some background information:

I installed Jira in a 64bit Ubuntu 12.04.03 VM; I'm doing a 30 day evaluation. The installation went smooth, everything worked great, I could connect right away. It was running slow, however. I shut the VM instance down, added a CPU core and another 1GB of RAM, and started it back up. I've verified the increased resources are showing in the VM instance. 2 problems have occurred since:

1. Jira was only running on tcpv6 port 8080. I resolved this with a little googling and added '' to the JVM_REQUIRED_ARGS in Was this the best way to handle this problem?

2. Jira is running on tcp port 8080, as verified by netstat -apn, but everytime I hit my URL (real name removed), the connection times out. I can't find any problem in any of the logs. I ran tcpdump on the VM on port 8080 and see the request coming in, but no response. The firewall has the port open. Where/what else can I check to see why I can't connect?

I'm hypothesizing the VM change I made has affected this, but don't know why; I'm not a big fan of coincidences. I've stopped/restarted Jira several times.

Questions? Thoughts? Any help is appreciated.


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David Chan Atlassian Team Dec 09, 2013

Can you try accessing your Ubuntu system directly and access JIRA via http://localhost:8080? Basically I'd check if the problem is related to the network

I'm having an almost identical problem to this. I'm hosting JIRA using a vpc from Digital Ocean. After rebooting and several service/stops& starts of various kinds using the scripts and daemons, I cannot get access to the web interface. I've tunnelled into the local host on the box and it produces exactly the same html error page that I see from externally. In the address bar it indicates a redirect to: http://localhost:8880/secure/errors.jsp has occurred. There is a html response I'm presuming according to this wget output: liang@Atlassian3:~$ wget --2015-04-07 04:06:40-- Connecting to connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found Location: [following] --2015-04-07 04:06:40-- Reusing existing connection to HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 500 Internal Server Error 2015-04-07 04:06:40 ERROR 500: Internal Server Error. Would really like to work out what's wrong. Thanks!

Hi Liang,

It was actually my firewall that was the problem (using built-in iptables).  I disabled the firewall and it worked fine.  I re-enabled the firewall and it continued working, even after JIRA stops and starts/restarts.  It hasn't been a problem since.

Hope that helps!


Hey Steve, Thanks for the response :) I've since tested JIRA on my workstation. It has more cores and more RAM(4 cores, 8 threads, 12GB ram vs 2 cores, 2threads 2GB ram), and also using ubuntu (desktop version). I'm not sure if it was the change in hardware that allowed it to work after starting & stopping the JIRA service, but it does now, or if it was something to do with the VPC. Strange....

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