NodeBB can't upload image from my laptop but not from AWS server

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  • #1

    I installed NodeBB both in my laptop and AWS server. In fact it runs perfectly in my AWS server but it's so wield that I can't upload image in my laptop (I use my laptop as a local development server with wifi network manager wpa_supplicant).

    Both my laptop and AWS server run Ubuntu 18.04 server version with the same NodeBB v1.13.4-4, mongo v4.0, NGINX v1.14.0, node v12.17.0, NPM v6.4. Not superuser installation for NodeBB and Git Clone.

    AWS Server: basic ufw setup, allow all incoming traffic as well as outgoing traffic.
    My Laptop: No firewall ufw, default iptables, able to use express-fileupload in my laptop (and what package does NodeBB use to manage file uploading so that I can use it to build my Plugin?)

    The only difference from my point of view is that my laptop operates in LAN and AWS server operates in WAN.

    The Error I got from browser:

    1. No preview.
    2. Uploading 100%.
    3. ×Error invalid-files
    4. Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 500 (Internal Server Error) Http://
    1. /nodebb log:
        at processTicksAndRejections (internal/process/task_queues.js:83:21)
    2020-06-01T17:57:10.353Z [4567/2203] - error: /api/post/upload
    Error: [[error:invalid-files]]
        at validateFiles (/home/otnto/nodebb/src/middleware/index.js:107:15)
        at Layer.handle [as handle_request] (/home/otnto/nodebb/node_modules/express/lib/router/layer.js:95:5)
        at next (/home/otnto/nodebb/node_modules/express/lib/router/route.js:137:13)
        at Form.<anonymous> (/home/otnto/nodebb/node_modules/connect-multiparty/index.js:114:7)
        at Form.emit (events.js:315:20)
        at emitCloseNT (internal/streams/destroy.js:81:10)
        at processTicksAndRejections (internal/process/task_queues.js:83:21)

    Hope someone know this issue. I'm kind of noob in Linux Server network configuration.

  • Global Moderator Plugin & Theme Dev

    That's not quite the full error in the log you have there. Could you provide a little more context?

    Have you checked that any upload-related settings are set up the same on both nodebbs?

    What size of file are you uploading?

  • NodeBB

    @Ken-John said in NodeBB can't upload image from my laptop but not from AWS server:

    node v12.17.0,

    Are you sure you are on node 12? Uploads are broken on node 14 right now.

  • #4


    You are RIGHT!!!
    This problem really came from node version I installed in my laptop. To make "npm link" without sudo I was using nvm to install NodeJS and I forgot to select version 12.17.0.

    Great teams. Thanks a lot!

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