Access memcache on remote servers

By default memcache server is restricted to localhost and cannot be accessed outside server. You have to make configuration changes to  allow others to listen memcache server. Now make changes in memcache configuration.

Keep in mind that the -l parameter is set to 0.0.0.0, which essentially allows connections from ANY source. If you keep the standard 127.0.0.1 this will not work.

Next, we make entries to the iptables. If your memcached server is on your LAN, the following command will allow connections only from specific local servers.

For instance, in order to add 111.222.333.444 to the allowed list, we issue the command:

If you want to whitelist a remote server, for example, 555.666.777.888 then you issue another command:

You can whitelist as many IPs as you want, but be sure to issue the final command that blocks all other connections on that port.

The IPtables are read in the order they are entered, so if you issue a REJECT ALL statement before issuing any ACCEPT rules, all connections will be rejected (even the whitelisted ones).

You can view firewall rules in IPTables by this command

You can edit rules by this command

You can save IP Tables with this command

To clear all the currently configured rules, you can issue the flush command.

Now memcache would be accessible on remote server. You can check it by issuing the command below.

You can also check by telnet