Excuse the probably simple question, I don't know much about running web servers.

I' am trying to run some software on a compute cluster I have access to on my school campus (so I don't have root access). This software has the option of running a simple webpage for me to check its status. Is there a way to run this server through one of the ports or to tunnel it through ssh?

  • What did you try? I skimmed a page about that software which suggests it runs on a non-privileged port (8082) by default and you can set the port with --port. – drewbenn Apr 21 '16 at 0:13
  • You're right in that the software does run on the cluster with default port. My question is then how do I go about viewing the webpage at that port? For example I login to the cluster via ssh username@clustername, but going to clustername:8082 on my browser gives me nothing. – murphycj Apr 21 '16 at 13:49
  • Check it's working, first. Try curl or wget and verify you can fetch the page from that server; if you can't make that work the server isn't running properly. Then if that works and if you need an interactive session, set up tunneling like ssh -f -L 3000:clustername:8082 username@clustername -N and then visit localhost:3000 on your local machine. – drewbenn Apr 21 '16 at 16:22

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