so i was experimenting with bareos aka the fork of bacula and i got this error message on the bareos-webui when i attempted to log in
Error: Permission denied, director seems to be down or blocking our request.
after a bit of experimenting, it turns out that the error was caused by selinux blocking access. this page is what gave me the insight and the command is
setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect on