Ruby-on-rails – Rails server is running, but cannot connect to localhost:3000


I am learning Ruby on Rails with
I had set everything up and working fine from Chapter 1. However, all of a sudden my next app has an issue.

I run "rails server"

=> Booting WEBrick
=> Rails 3.2.9 application starting in development on
=> Call with -d to detach
=> Ctrl-C to shutdown server
[2012-11-15 00:45:08] INFO  WEBrick 1.3.1
[2012-11-15 00:45:08] INFO  ruby 1.9.3 (2012-11-10) [x86_64-linux]
[2012-11-15 00:45:08] INFO  WEBrick::HTTPServer#start: pid=2752 port=3000

Seems to be working fine, just like with my previous app.

However, I try connecting to localhost:3000 , , on various browsers and they all cannot establish a connection to the server.

Some things to note:

-I was able to connect to localhost just a while ago–it just seems like it suddenly stopped working out of the blue.

-My first app was working perfectly fine, but now it doesn't work for my first app either.

-I don't have firewalls blocking the port, and my hosts file is not the problem.

-I am on Ubuntu 12.10

I almost always find solutions via search, but not this time.. so I need some help please. It's very frustrating as I feel like it's a simple problem that I spent way too long being stuck on.

Thank you.

Best Solution

Try running it in some other port like say 3001 as:
rails server -p 3001
If its working than than try it again on 3000 as the command above.
I thing some other software is using your 3000 port that's why its not responding.
Or for some advanced things see here

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