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Networking

Submission + - Bogon filtering, not censorship

elpollodiablo writes: "A regular visitor to a p2p blog reported that the site would consistently only work from his home connection, but not from his workplace. Suspecting IT for blocking certain domains, he complained — and so we investigated. Apparently, the responsible HostGator nameservers ns21.hostgator.com and ns22.hostgator.com selectively refuse to talk to certain netblocks (77.0.0.0 and beyond seem to be good examples). Multiple reports from all over Europe support the idea that this is not an ISP, firewalling or routing issue. Customers with IPs in those ranges are simply out of luck with sites served by these nameservers. We suspected there to be some sort of bogon filtering going on with old data, so we reported the facts and our suspicion to HostGator. After some email exchange, we received the definitive answer that since we are a third party, they would need to have a customer contact them to investigate this issue. So, my questions to the /. crowd are: Are there any HostGator customers out there who could kindly "contact" their hoster to have this issue resolved? And, have you come across similar instances of failed debogonising?"
Unix

Submission + - How to get out of jail free?

Meshugga writes: "Ok, so now you tamed your editor, mastered the true zen of your favorite shell and people hear you talking regex in your sleep. But have you ever had a complete messup on your *nix box? I'm thinking along the lines of rm -rf / on a mission critical system, using killall on Tru64, a hanging LKM for an important piece of hardware...

How did you mess up? Were you able to fix it? Possibly even without a reboot? And more importantly: How? What tools did you use? What else did you try?"

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