Yes I did. I even setup DMZ to make sure ANYthing incoming would route to the server IP. I have since turned off DMZ for security but can re-enable it if needed.
I forgot to mention that I can get a server permissions error going to http://server_domain.tld
but the port 8080 doesn't allow access (connection timeout)
I'm going to reinstall the entire Ubuntu install tomorrow if I can't get this existing install to work.