GUI install verification / troubleshooting

I am new to asterisk. I installed 1.6, it went well. I verified it and tested it. I am trying to get the GUI 2.0 to work. I did get is downloaded and installed. I ran the make checkconfig and got this response.

Connected to Asterisk currently running on debian (pid = 2820)
debian*CLI> exit
debian:~# cd asterisk-gui
debian:~/asterisk-gui# make checkconfig
— Checking Asterisk configuration to see if it will support the GUI —

  • Checking for http.conf: OK

  • Checking for manager.conf: OK

  • Checking if HTTP is enabled: OK

  • Checking if HTTP static support is enabled: OK

  • Checking if manager is enabled: OK

  • Checking if manager over HTTP is enabled: OK
    — Everything looks good —

  • GUI should be available at debian:8088/asterisk/static/config/index.html

  • Note: If you have bindaddr= in /etc/asterisk/http.conf
    you will only be able to visit it from the local machine.

    Example: localhost:8088/asterisk/static/config/index.html

when I type in the suggested url, nothing happens. It does not come up. Where do I start troubleshooting? How do I start troubleshooting?

Any instructions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Is this the case?

[quote]* Note: If you have bindaddr= in /etc/asterisk/http.conf
you will only be able to visit it from the local machine. [/quote]

If not do you have a DNS entry for “debian” (or hosts entry on whatever computer you are trying to access the GUI from)? If not either add a DNS entry or use the IP address of the asterisk server.

Is there a firewall configured on the asterisk server? What about in between the server and the computer you are accessing the GUI in? If so does it allow traffic on port 8080?

The server is connected directly to the internet with no firewall in between. I have the binding set to the outside address of 70...230. The same address I use ssh to manage the machine.
I have the DNS set to what the ISP gave me to use. I use the outside address as the URL.

Thanks for your help!