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    Trouble Opening ports

    Hello, I set up my home server and it is running Ubuntu Server 13.04, I need to open some ports the machine says the ports are allowed but when I use nmap and scan my server from my laptop it says they are closed how can i open them if they are closed?
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    What port you need to open, have you installed the corresponding service in the server.

    For example

    Port 80 is open once we installed Apache server
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    Have you checked iptables ?
    sudo iptables -L
    Also, if this is for a service, check '/etc/services' and ensure there's a line there for your service with the corresponding port number, and if not, add one in.
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