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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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comment Weird SSH/SCP progress meter behavior
@GregHewgill: +1, thanks for that explanation. So you mean that when scp is "stuck" at 100% it's because 100% of the data has already been sent to the OS? And then it begs another question: how does scp know that it's not done yet? I mean, if scp believes that 100% of the transfer has left, how comes it knows that the file ain't transfered fully yet? And if scp knows that it's not fully transferred, why can't it display the "correct" percentage !? (as a sidenote in a way it'd be "better" if it showed 99% instead of 100%: it would be a little less confusing)
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comment Weird SSH/SCP progress meter behavior
@terdon: oh I see... It's weird because I'm pretty sure I didn't have the problem (at least not that bad) with other systems. I've also read posts about people having this issue with only certain hosts (despite all the hosts being on the same network). It's a bit weird :-/ But then seen that you (and others) do see the same, I'm a bit less worried. I'd still like to know why it's that way and if it can be "fixed" somehow.
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comment Weird SSH/SCP progress meter behavior
@terdon: yup, the transfer finishes if I let it run long enough (I can see the file "growing" on the remote host). The smaller the file, the less the system is "stuck" at 100%, but it's still stuck. For tiny files it's near instantaneous so I can't really tell. So it "works", but the numbers (both the %, the ETA and the speed) are all just totally bogus. It's conforting to read your comment that high speed at the beginning are normal. Download works normally: starts at the correct speed right away, with correct estimates, etc.
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asked Weird SSH/SCP progress meter behavior