What are your firewall settings? I ran into the same problem until I configured iptables to open port 8080.
Thank you for the quick response.
the iptables is not active (when I run chkconfig --list iptables, I see all are offs) in my case I think.
do you still think it is caused by iptables?
Could you tell me how did you setup the iptables,
did you update etc/sysconfig/iptables directly?
after you added the port 8080, do you need restart the linux system to make the new iptables rule effective?
Here are the lines I added to /etc/sysconfig/iptables for JBoss:
# Ports used by JBoss -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 8080 -j ACCEPT
Then I restarted iptables: /etc/init.d/iptables restart
It works now after I did some other twists in my server/network configuration(e.g.. 8080 was used for some other purpose, I have to use another port for jboss as, etc.).
The direction you pointed at is exactly right.
Thanks a lot for your help and quick response!