Pulling my hair out - cannot access port on server
I have a problem and i'm pulling my hair out! I have SMT breathing down my neck and my NM is off school.
We have just had port 8443 opened for one of our servers (so my VLE can talk to my API) and the first thing I need to do is test this port. I was advised to try connecting by telnet
telnet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 8443 (I have obviously not used xxx's in the real thing)
The connection does not work. I have tried this process using both the external and internal IP with no success. As far as I can see there is no firewall on the server and the windows firewall is turned off, however I did add a port exception in Windows firewall just in case.
I was hoping someone knowledgable could point me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance