Friday, 30 December 2016

IPTABLES refresher

Needed to activate iptables on an Ubuntu server on DigitalOcean.  Found some excellent write-ups on the DO site, to solve an initial problem running 'iptables -L' and to summarise the basic stuff - including the use of "conntrack" to make the rules properly stateful rather than just noddy.

TL;DR: if "iptables -L" mutters something about "no such file or directory", you need to
  • sudo apt-get install linux-image-$(uname -r)
  • More info in the links below...

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Win7 clean installs - fixing Windows Update breakage

For the second time in recent months, I did a clean install of Win7 x64
Enterprise and got a solid hang in Windows Update.