OK, I recently posted trying to get help connecting to BITCOIND using Ubuntu or Windows 7.
In Ubuntu (Virtual Machine under Win7 64bit) 12.04 Desktop LTS I have the following written in my BITCOIN.CONF file located in $HOME/.bitcoin :
server=1 rpcuser=hello1 rpcpassword=12345 rpcallowip=*
I run BITCOIND with following command:
./bitcoind --server --rpcuser=hello1 --rpcpassword=12345
But when I try and connect with the Ruby script (see https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=85495.msg3773215#msg3773215 ) it gives an error saying it can't connect.
Likewise, under Windows 7 I attempt the same procedure and using NIRSOFT cports app I see Bitcoin daemon is only opened under port 8333, not 833*2* as one would expect if RPC connection was active.
I've opened TCP/UDP port 8332-8333 in port forwarding of router.
What on Earth am I doing wrong here? Why can't I connect to Bitcoin daemon via RPC?
==> BONUS QUESTION: I'm quite new to Ubuntu; how do you check open TCP ports at terminal in Ubuntu? (equivalent of netstat in windows)