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I'm running a program in Linux (Beta) terminal. This appears to run correctly and ends with:
2019/06/18 11:09:12 Serving on http://localhost:8016

I next open a chrome browser tab and enter: http://localhost:8016

This results in:
This site can’t be reached
localhost refused to connect.

I have tried a number of solutions found on the web, which involve change chrome://flags
These either haven't worked or mention flags that no longer exist.

Any ideas?
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Hey, thanks John, this (using http://penguin.termina.linux.test:8016/) worked!

I wouldn't mind knowing how you arrived at that URL.

Incidentally, the program is from edublocks.org - I'm following through this How-to and at step 6 they give a program to render a markdown file locally.

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Hi Rob,

I'm glad to hear that worked!

The documentation for the Linux (Beta) feature is a bit lacking, so I regularly follow the r/Crostini subreddit to stay up on the latest information. There was a thread posted there a while back that highlighted this change:

This changes the hostname for the default Crostini container to be penguin.linux.test. It also changes the hostnames for any container to be <container>.<vm>.linux.test.

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In Termux you can use the command 'ifconfig' to find the ip-address you need. 

As John mentioned, each program is effectively a separate computer so the ifconfig command will show the address you need, for example I run a local server using KSWeb and one of the services run on 8002 so the address is 

If you want to learn more about the ifconfig or any command in Linux, use 'man ifconfig'
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