[Freedombox-discuss] Need help with getting start

ndcd ndcdhimdsa at gmx.de
Wed Nov 25 19:22:05 UTC 2015

Thanks for the feedback. Now I have the IP address, but still no
connection to the freedombox.
I started Iceweasel without add-ins to make sure any of them does not
Going to the IP-Address gives a 
"Unable to connect

Iceweasel can't establish a connection to the server at <my-IP-Address>.

    The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in
a few moments.
    If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
    If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy,
make sure that Iceweasel is permitted to access the Web."

Maybe this gives a clue:
$ nmap -p 80 --open -sV --system-dns

Starting Nmap 6.47 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-11-25 18:52 CET
Nmap scan report for speedport.ip (<my-IP-Address>)
Host is up (0.0020s latency).
80/tcp open  http    Apache httpd

Service detection performed. Please report any incorrect results
at http://nmap.org/submit/ .
Nmap done: 256 IP addresses (2 hosts up) scanned in 8.69 seconds

So it finds something, is it just my router it finds? 
Interestingly, as sudo it says "3 hosts up".

My configuration is in a star, i.e. the freedombox (sid) is connected
via LAN to the router and the other PC (Jessie) via WLAN to that
Could it be my router is blocking something?
How can I detect, if the necessary services are running on the

EDIT: I just found out I can do an SSH to the freedombox:
$ ssh fbx@<IPADDRESS>
The authenticity of host '<IPADDRESS> (<IPADDRESS>)' can't be
ECDSA key fingerprint is <hex-code>.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? y
Please type 'yes' or 'no': yes
Warning: Permanently added '<IPADDRESS>' (ECDSA) to the list of known

And then I'm in.
But how do I get to Plinth? Is this Iceweasel blocking something?

Thanks again

PS: sorry Sunil for sending to your mail address instead of to the list

Am Dienstag, den 24.11.2015, 08:01 +0530 schrieb Sunil Mohan Adapa:

> On 11/24/2015 12:32 AM, ndcd wrote:
> > I want to give freedom box a trial. For this I am using an old laptop
> > with ethernet and WLAN connection and installed first sid then
> > freedombox according to the manual. setup was run of course.
> > Now, according to the "Quick Start" I should be able to connect (from a
> > 2nd laptop in the same local network) to the new freedombox.
> > http://freedombox.local/ gives "server not found"
> > and
> > nmap -p 80 --open -sV
> > Starting Nmap 6.47 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-11-23 19:55 CET
> > Nmap done: 256 IP addresses (0 hosts up) scanned in 104.30 seconds
> >
> > Internet connection is active as I can do an apt-get update.
> > What did I miss?
> >
> This step is merely to find out the IP address the FreedomBox machine.
> The documentation is wrong is assuming that it will be in the
> range always.  It could be any of the other ranges such as
>  In your case, it is certainly not
> If you are logged into FreedomBox machine, you can find out the IP
> address directly by typing 'ip addr list'.  Then connect to http://<ip
> address>/.
> Further more, I hope you have followed the instructions in
> https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Hardware/Debian .  Pay particular
> attention to the troubleshooting item 2.
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