Timed out during connect (likely firewall problem) => But I can access it through the browser

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My domain is: barrybserver.com

I ran this command: certbot certonly --manual

It produced this output: It asked me for my domain name-the let me knwo that the ip address will be made public-then it gave me the file_name.file_challenge, I included the .well-know/acme-challenge/file_name.file_challenge
I served it as a static file, and tested the connection which is working.
I pressed ENTER and it waited for verification…
Then returned “Challenge failed for domain barrybserver.com”
“Timed out during connect (likely firewall problem)”

My web server is (include version): node.js => express 4.16.1

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): ubuntu 20

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: vultr

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): yes

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):
Im using VisualStudio Code Remote Explorer

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):5.0.3

That’s the issue, I did this 4 times but the connection timed out every time. I used the current file_name.file_challenge ever time as well…I need help.

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Hi @Bahama-dude

there is a check of your domain, ~~20 minutes old - https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=barrybserver.com

There is a direct loop:

http + www + /.well-known/acme-challenge/random-filename redirects to the same url.

That’s not a timeout, but it’s impossible that Letsencrypt can check your validation file.

So first step: Remove that loop.


Thank you for the reply but how to remove that loop?

You have created that loop, so you know how to remove it.

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