I have an amazon ec2 instance running a web server, MySQL server, and bitcoin daemon on ubuntu 14.04, and I ran ./bitcoind getnewaddress and the output was an address. I sent a few cents worth of bitcoin to that address, and I have been doing ./bitcoind getbalance for a few hours and still there is no balance.
Wondering if I needed to send to a particular accoutn instead of the main bitcoin daemon, I also sent a few cents to an address generated by ./bitcoind getnewaddress debug (just a test name) and did ./bitcoind getbalance debug. I have found nothing, I am not sure what the issue is. Port 8333 is open on the amazon vm, so I don't think the issue is there. bitcoind's rpc interface is running on port 8432 as specified by rpcport=8432 in ~/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf. Any idea why I am not getting payments? I think there have been enough confirmations, I believe the number required is 6 required by default. I will check soon to make sure that there have been that many confirmations.