Sep. 26th, 2010

mmn: (Facebook)
Well today I did something a bit silly and it took me 30 minutes of
playing with firewalls et al to discover it.

Earlier today I had been fiddling my Dreamhost and walked off
to do something else (with the car) and came
back to resum my codings.

I needed to access a telnet session from the kitchen menace that is my
Uber Dell PowerEdge so I plonked in 172.17.17.200 and me port. Nothing
"connection timed out". Odd I thought, it's on, I can get at it from my
web browser so no issue?

Again, I did it. Nada, tried another port, nothing. RDC'd in and it
worked. So clearly it's connectable. I started fiddling around with the
Firewall, the iMac's IP address and everything I could think of.

It then dawned on me, I looked at the command line [thunderbird]$ I
thought that was a bit strange, my iMac is called Margaret-Thatcher
after all. Yup. I had been trying to access a non-existant internal IP
address at Dreamhost.

Durr.

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