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    stupid things you've done with linux


    ever done something really stupid? forgot to take soemthign into consideration? I want to hear that i'm not the only one who has made mistakes... I'll give you a clue.

    Take into account that sliver is my server, of which I did not have physical access to at the time and I was using ssh to administer remotley. I intended to set up my iptables. I thought I would start off by blocking all incoming traffic and then allow the things i wanted, rather than using hundereds or rules to block off everything i didn't want...
    here's more or less how it went...
    Code:
    root@sliver:~# iptables -L
    Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
    target     prot opt source               destination
    
    Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
    target     prot opt source               destination
    
    Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
    target     prot opt source               destination
    root@sliver:~# iptables -P INPUT DROP
    it wasn't till then (when i lost the connection) that I remembered I was accessing it remotley
    boy did i have fun sorting that one out


    I am hopeing someone has done something as stupid as that

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    *jogs his memory*

    I know I've done some stupid things, but I can't think of any of them at the moment. Don't worry, though. It happens to everyone...and it's great to sit back and laugh at yourself (at least I enjoy it).
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    Dont worry Dreamer, its not as bad as this:



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