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A word of advice to those that run their own VPS/Server

Liam W

Well-known member
#2
I was going to say well dur, but that wouldn't have been very nice ;)

Don't worry, I've done my fair share of stupid things late at night (I think I locked down all ports completely once...)

Liam
 

MattW

Well-known member
#3
I spent several hours one night trying to figure why only I could view one of the sites on my server. Turned out, I'd blocked 443 and because my own dedicated IP was in the allowed firewall rules, only I could view it. I'd had it running for almost a month wondering why no one was posting!
 

Sheratan

Well-known member
#4
443? I use 8080 for SSL so I block 443 #YOLO #SWAG

FYI if you block 443 to then you cant do yum
 
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Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#5
I spent several hours one night trying to figure why only I could view one of the sites on my server. Turned out, I'd blocked 443 and because my own dedicated IP was in the allowed firewall rules, only I could view it. I'd had it running for almost a month wondering why no one was posting!
Exactly what happened here. I have my home IP excluded... it was driving me totally bat poop crazy that I could see it... but go get on my phone and I couldn't via LTE nor could a couple of other folks I asked to check it. Was messing around at the CLI and that's when I had the "derp" moment of remembrance.
Main reason I noticed it was I had been keeping an eye on my Adsense... and for today it was almost nothing. For the last several days it's been around $1 a day.
 

=MGN=RedEagle

Well-known member
#7
I spent several hours one night trying to figure why only I could view one of the sites on my server. Turned out, I'd blocked 443 and because my own dedicated IP was in the allowed firewall rules, only I could view it. I'd had it running for almost a month wondering why no one was posting!
Hahahaha man that is funny... lol WHERE DID THEY ALL GO???
 

AdamD

Well-known member
#8
I spent several hours one night trying to figure why only I could view one of the sites on my server. Turned out, I'd blocked 443 and because my own dedicated IP was in the allowed firewall rules, only I could view it. I'd had it running for almost a month wondering why no one was posting!
What a newbie. :p
 

Stallyon

Active member
#12
Never access your shell when drunk. I was trying to find a particular directory, and instead of typing

Code:
$ ls -lr | egrep `^d'
I actually typed the wrong command before the pipe

Code:
$ rm -fr | egrep `^d'
Whoops! Talk about a cockup of a command. I always use the find command now.
 

EQnoble

Well-known member
#13
Never access your shell when drunk. I was trying to find a particular directory, and instead of typing

Code:
$ ls -lr | egrep `^d'
I actually typed the wrong command before the pipe

Code:
$ rm -fr | egrep `^d'
Whoops! Talk about a cockup of a command. I always use the find command now.
ouch