[ILUG] From the register. XP machine rooted in 200 seconds.
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Dec 3 21:02:22 GMT 2004
Quoting Conor Wynne (weeboy at conorwynne.com):
> On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 17:22, John P. Looney wrote:
> > Except piss people off that try and debug network problems.
> Eh, wot?
> For example:
> telnet ipaddress 25
> Would verify that SMTP is open through a firewall. Same goes for any
> service you are trying to debug.
Very occasionally, I'll be trying to debug someone's connectivity, be
right on the brink of declaring his link broken at the border router, and,
just on a cynical suspicion, will attempt tcptraceroute instead of regular
(ICMP-based) traceroute -- which thereupon works fine.
And thus it belatedly becomes clear that some idiot decided to block
ICMP using netfilter rules or similar, and forgot to inform the sap
technician (me) whose time was thereby wasted and primary toolkit
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