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I have recently hosted a website on my ubuntu pc and I can access the page at localhost and my external ip. but when I try typing my external IP on my phone that is connected to is own network (3g) not wifi I get Google chromes connection attempt was rejected I have set up port forwarding on port 80. what have I done wrong?

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What is your ISP? Many service providers don't allow inbound traffic on port 80 to prevent residential customers from running web servers.

Internode's help page says that there is a firewall that blocks port 80. It has instructions for disabling it.

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internode.on.net – Qwertie Feb 9 '14 at 3:16

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