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comment Why are some ports reported by nmap filtered and not the others?
@Mark: then if I got it backwards my original question stands: on my server, using iptables, I'm dropping everything besides port 22 and 80. How comes only 3 ports appear as "filtered"!?
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comment Why are some ports reported by nmap filtered and not the others?
thanks for the explanation! So "filtered" basically means there's the equivalent of an iptables's REJECT somewhere (ISP, router, etc.)? And the ISP / router or whatever is REJECTing instead of DROPping because it is cleaner? Regarding port 25: it is filtered for me for, say, slashdot.org too (when I nmap it from my home connection, but not when I nmap it from my dedicated server).
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comment Why are some ports reported by nmap filtered and not the others?
@Creek: ah, just tried on slashdot.org and got 80 and 443 open but 25/smtp filtered as well. But then you gave me the idea to try to nmap that same server not from my home machine but from another server I own: I don't get the 3 filtered ports but then I get 53/domain/closed, 443/https/closed and 953/rndc/closed. (both my dedicated servers are hosted at OVH / France).
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accepted How to reset password on an encrypted fs?
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comment How to reset password on an encrypted fs?
@AndreasWiese: worked perfectly. At first I wasn't too sure about which line I was supposed to add "init=/bin/sh" inside Grub but things went smoothly. I simply recopied (which was kinda painful) character by character an entry of an /etc/passwd/ from another system, for the root user. Everything is smooth again. Thanks again.
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comment How to reset password on an encrypted fs?
@AndreasWiese: +1, thanks... Indeed, it's the users passwords I need to change! I'll try what you suggested ASAP: I really like the approach without a live CD.
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comment How to reset password on an encrypted fs?
It wouldn't be a big deal for me to reinstall a whole Debian system (there's nothing of value and I can install Debian) but it seems a bit overkill and, moreover, I may learn something in the process by mounting the encrypted filesystem and changing the passwords...
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