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3 weeks ago
I've been trying to spin a small http server to be accessed in LAN. I started it on my MacOS laptop and I tried to access it from a different PCs and a mobile phone. Unfortunately it failed.
I made sure the server is running on 0.0.0.0 network. Tested by accessing the website using the LAN ip 192.168.1.X:8000.
After some digging I turned off the router firewall. I tried to ping other PC host's in LAN and it timesout. Here are the following scenarios:
* MacOS ping -> Windows machine (failed, timeout)
* Windows ping -> MacOS (failed, timeout)
* Phone ping -> MacOS (failed, timeout)
* MacOS ping -> phone (success)
So apparently I can't ping/access only laptops in LAN. So I thought it might be related to firewall, however the firewall on my MacOS is disabled.
Being stuck I tried setting up port forwarding, although I know it's not the case since I can't access the hosts in LAN.
All the pinging was done using IP's . So no, host configs nor DNS issues there. I hit a dead end here.