Tidbits @ Kassemi

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Sunday, March 12, 2006



I have to post this... It's one of those little stupidities that don't really cause any harm, but really kind of mess up your day....

I have a box running an svn server. I'm about to open that box up to the internet so that I can check out a copy and update my copy of a web application I'm working on via ssh on my host's server. I know the IP address, and I only want to allow connections from that server (I request a password, as well, but I'm kind of paranoid, and feel that the more levels of protection the better). So I ssh into the box from another box on my local network... I figure I'll quickly update iptables to block all requests that aren't from either my local network or the host's server. Since I have a default of accept on (It's behind firewall already, no traffic other than LAN hits it) iptables input...

$ iptables -P INPUT DROP

Ha! The bash prompt comes up... And every key I press doesn't get sent via ssh...

That's probably one of the funniest things I've done yet (my rm -rf /usr/ slip was just sad). So, I have to restart my box, and hit my pride. I've not had to reboot that box EVER (other than for first installing slackware on it), but since I don't have a monitor or keyboard for it at the moment, I'm going to have to... ARGH!

Take it easy,

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