Failed to Connect Firefox can't establish a connection


I get “Failed to Connect Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at” when I try to open a Help File of one of the applications I have.

My /etc/hosts file has its entries right: hostname.hostdomain hostname

My firewall is also disabled.

nmap -sT -O localhost
gives me (I have included some):
2401/tcp open cvspserver
2601/tcp open zebra
5900/tcp open vnc
8009/tcp open ajp13
8085/tcp open unknown
Device type: general purpose
Running: Linux 2.6.X
OS details: Linux 2.6.17 - 2.6.25

I understand that the port 3580 is not opened.

iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 3580 -m state --state ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
doesnot help either. :frowning:

Please advise what can be done.

Thank you.



What if you try this:

Hello caf4926

Yes, I am able to connect to the SuSe forum or any other websites.


What method for establishing a connection are you using?

You can add specific ports to the firewall - allowed services - advanced

That didnt work. I added HTTP.

Have you done this sort of thing before or are you shooting in the dark?

I am sorry about the last post, I am not sure which service to allow.

My Firewall is completely disabled.

Do you know what protocol you want to use to connect?
Eg: ssh, ftp ? Have you enabled the service?

I’m really not sure though what you are trying to do