Ah, yes, that is potentially a stumbling block... port property is optional, if not specified, NodeBB will listen on port 4567. However the url property is the one that is referenced by NodeBB, and is used as the canonical reference to itself... so when somebody asks your forum what it is to be called, NodeBB will respond back with the value in url, so the port is required if you are accessing your forum with port number in url.
If you want, feel free to share the config above - works with redis - not mongo - which is fine with me bc I prefer redis all day anyhow. it's 30 times quicker and smarter in my limited experience with mongo - you know it picked up the data i already had in mongo and I didn't even do anything :-). This could have been the forever logs - but I have no idea - node is new to me - but i'm starting to really like it.
Would you happen to have your upstart script that you use to keep your forums going on reboot? Or method that you use? Like specific - that will be the icing on the cake for me.