I am trying to build a UCSC track hub (a private one).
I have all my hub files on a university server in a simple folder called /hub. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and the server is also Ubuntu (16.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-98-generic x86_64).
I have tried using hubCheck and also simply upload the hub as instructed in the UCSC instructions.
The URL I have used to indicate the location of my hub is:
However, in both cases, I get the following error:
Couldn't open http://webserver-id/home/username/projects/project-name/hub/hub.txt TCP non-blocking connect() to webserver timed-out in select() after 10000 milliseconds - Cancelling!
I am not very knowledgeable in servers and protocols (http, ftp etc). But am I right to think that this error means that my hub is somehow not internet accessible? I'm struggling to understand what this error means. When I log onto the server, I automatically arrive in my home folder:
/home/username. My hub is in
Is there a way I can check if my folder location is indeed internet accessible?