I made a WMS host with AWS. The WMS work with link below


But I'd like to reach it out of the network with this link and QGIS:


Failed to download capabilities

This is also not work: http://ec2-xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com:8080/geoserver/ows?service=wms&version=1.3.0&request=GetCapabilities

What is my mistake?

  • Did you configure the firewall on the AWS VM?
    – Vince
    Aug 3, 2021 at 19:17
  • Yes, I allow inbound traffic 8080 port. I got timeout and sometimes http proxy error and refuse connection
    – endy
    Aug 3, 2021 at 19:28

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Remote Access Configuration

  1. Open ports 8080 for remote GeoServer access on Windows Server: Windows Administrative Tools > Windows Firewall with Advanced Security > Inbound Rules > New Rule > Port TCP > 8080 > Allow > Domain/Private/Public > “8080 GeoServer”

  2. Edit the line of C:\Program Files (x86)\GeoServer 2.xx.0\etc\jetty-http.xml to allow access by all IP addresses (or whatever range that you want):

Note that before remote access through port 8080 is possible, this port must be configured in the EC2 Security Group settings, e.g.,

Custom TCP Rule TCP 8080 Port for GeoServer

  • Any help how to write this parameters in jetty-http.xml "to allow access by all IP addresses" Try to add this: <Call name="addConnector"> <Arg> <New class="org.mortbay.jetty.nio.SelectChannelConnector"> <Set name="port"><SystemProperty name="jetty.port" default="8080"/></Set> <Set name="maxIdleTime">30000</Set> <Set name="Acceptors">2</Set> <Set name="confidentialPort">8443</Set> </New> </Arg> </Call> But not work.
    – endy
    Aug 4, 2021 at 12:21
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    Here is a document that I prepared for GeoServer 2.14 installation, iIt gives more detail on the configuration: tinyurl.com/ydrnvqse Aug 4, 2021 at 18:00
  • It's work, In the EC2 Network Interface preferences. I configured it with my parameters 8080 TCP and
    – endy
    Aug 5, 2021 at 13:06
  • Good deal. Could you mark my comment as the answer to your question? Aug 6, 2021 at 4:48
  • I done it 19 hours ago.
    – endy
    Aug 6, 2021 at 8:25

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