I'd like to access the EC2 instance that installed bitcoin mainnet node. I've found out that I need to open the port 8332 of instance from the question, but I have not idea how to do it.

I tried to add port 8332 on the security group, however I cannot select 8332 port, only can select 80.

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Could you tell me how to open the port and access bitcoin node?


I've set port as the attached picture. However, it returned the following error.

Connection refused - connect(2) for 'publicIP address' port 8332

It means that I still cannot connect the instance? or I've already connect the instance, but returned error by another reason?

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In the Type dropdown menu, change HTTP to All TCP; enter 8332 as the port number; enter the IP of the computer that will be sending RPC requests under 'Source.'

  • Dear Nick I've tried add port 8332. Please check the update of question.
    – Toshi
    Dec 14, 2015 at 5:03

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