unable to configure iptables anymore
since i've been using debian (nearly a year now), I've used bastille to
configure my firewall. basically i told it to drop everything except for
ssh. when i'd test my firewall on grc.com, all the ports would show up as
stealth except for port 22 which would show up as open.
yesterday, i tried to configure my desktop as a gateway, i went to a few
howtos and typed in various iptables commands. i couldn't get it to work
but now i want to revert to my bastille setup. it seems that bastille is
now unable to configure my firewall. i uninstalled bastille and purged its
configuration files and rebooted.
i did the grc.com test, and it showed most of my ports being closed, ports
21, 23 and 80 as open and ports 135, 139, 445 and 593 as being stealth. i
reinstalled bastille and configured it the way i always did. i did the
grc.com test gain but the results were identical to the ones i got before i
installed bastille. no matter how ,many times i reboot and
purge/remove/install/reinstall bastille i still get the same results.
what's wrong here? i've tried to configure iptables directly with no luck.
is there a configuration file that i can delete which will allow me to
revert to my bastille setup?
any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
ps, could you cc me?
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