Open RabbitMQ port 5672 for remote

If you want to be able to take things off a RabbitMQ queue or push things to it from other servers, you should open port 5672.

Copy-paste solution

Create or edit the rabbitmq.config in /etc/rabbitmq/

vim /etc/rabbitmq/rabbitmq.config

Add this code to bind the port to all interfaces.

  {rabbit, [
    {tcp_listeners, [{"", 5672}]}

Restart the Rabbit MQ server.

systemctl restart rabbitmq-server

Test connection from other devices (replace with your own Rabbit MQ server’s IP address).

telnet 5672

The response should look like below. If not, maybe your firewall or SELinux is blocking it.

Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.

Limit access to port 5672

Now the RabbitMQ port is open for all remote devices to connect to. In my case, I use a firewall to secure access to port 5672, you should too 🙂 Otherwise anyone can push and listen to your queues… you only want your own devices to be able to connect.

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