Firewall Rules - they're everywhere!



  • Remember the old joke about "What's the difference between a used care salesperson and an I.T. professional? The salesperson can actually drive a car...." ? Well I would like to present an actual email I received in it's entirety (baring removal of product specific keywords). It's from the person meant to be developing the solution to someone in my support team.

    We are getting a problem looking at the schedule log file

    http://localhost:9999/XXX/scheduler/log.html

    Is there a firewall rule for this?

     



  •  I'm not sure I understand.  You can have firewall rules for local interfaces.  Or is the WTF that the URL shouldn't be localhost to begin with?



  •  @morbiuswilters said:

     I'm not sure I understand.  You can have firewall rules for local interfaces.  Or is the WTF that the URL shouldn't be localhost to begin with?

     Start -> Run -> notepad "c:\htdocs\XXX\scheduler\log.htm"

    (Or whatever file log.htm / writes to)

     Sidenote:  Happy 5000th post, morbius.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

     Start -> Run -> notepad "c:\htdocs\XXX\scheduler\log.htm"

     

    Since some decades there is this new thing called Access Control List.  Even Microsoft supports them for quite a while now...



  • @Lorne Kates said:

     Start -> Run -> notepad "c:\htdocs\XXX\scheduler\log.htm"

    I guess that makes sense if it's static HTML.  I guess I was assuming this was something more dynamic, but that's probably a bad assumption to make.  Still, I'd use a browser for viewing HTML, not Notepad.

     

    @Lorne Kates said:

     Sidenote:  Happy 5000th post, morbius.

    Dear God, I've wasted so much of my life here.  Well, at least I got paid for it, and it was more fun than working.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

     Sidenote:  Happy 5000th post, morbius.

    Dear God, I've wasted so much of my life here.  Well, at least I got paid for it, and it was more fun than working.

     

    Goddamnit, I had intended to create a thread, but when I noticed, you were still like 2 days of posts off and I forgot.



  • @drtelnet said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

     Start -> Run -> notepad "c:\htdocs\XXX\scheduler\log.htm"

     

    Since some decades there is this new thing called Access Control List.  Even Microsoft supports them for quite a while now...

     

    The only thing worse than a dev not having read access to the docroot on his own machine is a dev that doesn't know how to check if he has read access to the docroot on his own machine.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

     Start -> Run -> notepad "c:\htdocs\XXX\scheduler\log.htm"

    I guess that makes sense if it's static HTML.  I guess I was assuming this was something more dynamic, but that's probably a bad assumption to make.  Still, I'd use a browser for viewing HTML, not Notepad.

     

    I'm not sure I'd trust that dev with anything more powerful than Notepad.  And even then, only if I used some Microsoft Powertoy to remove all the sharp corners and choking hazards.

    If it isn't static, I suppose at least they could open the page and see where the dynamic code is pulling the log data from.

     @morbiuswilters said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

     Sidenote:  Happy 5000th post, morbius.

    Dear God, I've wasted so much of my life here.  Well, at least I got paid for it, and it was more fun than working.



    If you want to feel good about it, realize that it's a significant contribution to the forum and it's community. Otherwise, you can realize that 5000 posts at (let's average) 50 words per is the same word-count as at least two or three good sized novels. You could have written a triology instead!



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    If you want to feel good about it, realize that it's a significant contribution to the forum and it's community. Otherwise, you can realize that 5000 posts at (let's average) 50 words per is the same word-count as at least two or three good sized novels. You could have written a triology instead!

    I'd say he can still write the trilogy. Just paste all those posts togethers and you might get a masterpiece of fiction novell with high contents of social and pollitical context. You might see some Kurt Voneghut meets P. J. O'Rourke meets Charles Bukowski meets Dr. Seuss meets [Insert cheesy gay romantic novel author] meets Dear Abby meets a crack addict detoxing on a cell with a pen up his urethra.



  • @fatdog said:

    a pen up his urethra
     

    What kin dof pen?



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    His throbbing open source released often<input name="ctl00$ctl00$bcr$bcr$ctl00$PostList$ctl09$ctl23$ctl01" id="ctl00_ctl00_bcr_bcr_ctl00_PostList_ctl09_ctl23_ctl01_State" value="value:Filed%20under%3A%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22%2Ftags%2FIt%2Bwas%2Ba%2Bdark%2Band%2Bstormy%2BInternet%2Fdefault.aspx%22%20rel%3D%22tag%22%3EIt%20was%20a%20dark%20and%20stormy%20Internet%3C%2Fa%3E%2C%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22%2Ftags%2FHis%2Bthrobbing%2Bopen%2Bsource%2Breleased%2Boften%2Fdefault.aspx%22%20rel%3D%22tag%22%3EHis%20throbbing%20open%20source%20released%20often%3C%2Fa%3E" type="hidden">
     

    That is disturbing.



  • @dhromed said:

    @fatdog said:

    a pen up his urethra
     

    What kin dof pen?

    A mighty one!



  • @fatdog said:

    I'd say he can still write the trilogy. Just paste all those posts togethers and you might get a masterpiece of fiction novell with high contents of social and pollitical context.
    That would be true, if only Alex hadn't purged the tags. Now it'd just be fucked up and incoherent, like a James Joyce novel with more homoeroticism.  I'm thinking Ulysses meets Twilight.



  • @bstorer said:

    I'm thinking Ulysses meets Twilight.
     

    I'd buy that, watch the movie, and get the T.



  • @bstorer said:

    @fatdog said:

    I'd say he can still write the trilogy. Just paste all those posts togethers and you might get a masterpiece of fiction novell with high contents of social and pollitical context.
    That would be true, if only Alex hadn't purged the tags. Now it'd just be fucked up and incoherent, like a James Joyce novel with more homoeroticism.  I'm thinking Ulysses meets Twilight.

    Let's be fair, it would still be pretty fucked-up and incoherent even with the tags.



  • @dhromed said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    His throbbing open source released often
     

    That is disturbing.

    I love this guy.  Meanwhile, it has given me the fabulous idea of releasing my dick under the GPL.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Meanwhile, it has given me the fabulous idea of releasing my dick under the GPL.
    No good.  This would mean tattooing the GPL onto your dick, and you'd run out of room two words into the preamble.



  • @bstorer said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Meanwhile, it has given me the fabulous idea of releasing my dick under the GPL.
    No good.  This would mean tattooing the GPL onto your dick, and you'd run out of room two words into the preamble.

     

    On the other hand, the first two words of the preamble are "The GNU", which is not the weirdest thing anyone's ever named his wang.



  • @bstorer said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Meanwhile, it has given me the fabulous idea of releasing my dick under the GPL.
    No good.  This would mean tattooing the GPL onto your dick, and you'd run out of room two words into the preamble.

    I could probably get most of it on there if I used 2pt Myriad.  Bonus: font nerds like dhromed would have even more reason to love my wang.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @bstorer said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Meanwhile, it has given me the fabulous idea of releasing my dick under the GPL.
    No good.  This would mean tattooing the GPL onto your dick, and you'd run out of room two words into the preamble.

    I could probably get most of it on there if I used 2pt Myriad.  Bonus: font nerds like dhromed would have even more reason to love my wang.

    Just be sure not to use ClearType on your wang if you put it in portrait mode; he hates that.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    I could probably get most of it on there if I used 2pt Myriad.  Bonus: font nerds like dhromed would have even more reason to love my wang.
     

    Myriad? Pshaw!

    Tell people you used Blackoak and didn't need 2pt. That's how you impress font nerds. Not to mention the excellent double entendre of the font name.



  • @bstorer said:

    Just be sure not to use ClearType on your wang if you put it in portrait mode; he hates that.
     

    I can't play it for a while until I order that new cooler for my videocard because I fucked up the thermal paste for my current one. All I can play before it starts to make more noise than the vacuum cleaner is 2D stuff like Osmos — which is pretty goddamn good, actually, but only when  you've come home at 3am from a gezellige night of drinking —.

     

     



  • @dhromed said:

    @bstorer said:

    Just be sure not to use ClearType on your wang if you put it in portrait mode; he hates that.
     

    I can't play it for a while until I order that new cooler for my videocard because I fucked up the thermal paste for my current one. All I can play before it starts to make more noise than the vacuum cleaner is 2D stuff like Osmos — which is pretty goddamn good, actually, but only when  you've come home at 3am from a gezellige night of drinking —.

     

     



  • @bstorer said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Meanwhile, it has given me the fabulous idea of releasing my dick under the GPL.
    No good.  This would mean tattooing the GPL onto your dick, and you'd run out of room two words into the preamble.

     

     He doesn't have to distribute it with his-- ah-- offering. He just has to make sure they can get his source.  That should be easy enough to do either peer-to-peer, or through a public server.

    Just be careful, Morbius.  Someone might not like how you're handling your dick, and will try to fork it.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

     

     He doesn't have to distribute it with his-- ah-- offering.

    Sure he does; the GPL requires a copy of the license be distributed with every copy of the program.

    @Lorne Kates said:

    He just has to make sure they can get his source.  That should be easy enough to do either peer-to-peer, or through a public server.
    I think he'd find it quite difficult to distribute his dick without including the source code.  Hell, it even outputs parts of the source from time to time, usually when in close proximity to btk's face.

     



  • @Lorne Kates said:

     @morbiuswilters said:

     I'm not sure I understand.  You can have firewall rules for local interfaces.  Or is the WTF that the URL shouldn't be localhost to begin with?

     Start -> Run -> notepad "c:\htdocs\XXX\scheduler\log.htm"

    (Or whatever file log.htm / writes to)

     Sidenote:  Happy 5000th post, morbius.

     

    It's an HTML file, why would you use Notepad?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    It's an HTML file, why would you use Notepad?

    Because it's better at displaying HTML than Internet Explorer.



  • @derula said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    It's an HTML file, why would you use Notepad?

    Because it's better at displaying HTML than Internet Explorer.

    Zing!



  • @derula said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    It's an HTML file, why would you use Notepad?

    Because it's better at displaying HTML than Internet Explorer.

     

    PADUM-TISSSS



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    releasing my dick under the GPL
    You can start by taking a picture and posting it on Wikipedia and releasing it under the Creative Commons license. You wouldn't be the first, but it's an amusing way of pseudo releasing your dick under GPL.

    Then get the tattoo. 



  • @bstorer said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Meanwhile, it has given me the fabulous idea of releasing my dick under the GPL.
    No good.  This would mean tattooing the GPL onto your dick, and you'd run out of room two words into the preamble.

    TRWTF is that there's not really any point in licensing something for sharing and distribution when nobody is ever going to want to even touch it, let alone 'share' or 'distribute' it...




  • @DaveK said:

    @bstorer said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Meanwhile, it has given me the fabulous idea of releasing my dick under the GPL.
    No good.  This would mean tattooing the GPL onto your dick, and you'd run out of room two words into the preamble.

    TRWTF is that there's not really any point in licensing something for sharing and distribution when nobody is ever going to want to even touch it, let alone 'share' or 'distribute' it...
    I think his strategy is to make it more appealing by releasing under the GPL.  That way all the FOSStards will flock to it, because they'll delude themselves into believing it's better than the wang of a CONVICTED MONOPOLIST.



  • @bstorer said:

    @DaveK said:

    @bstorer said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Meanwhile, it has given me the fabulous idea of releasing my dick under the GPL.
    No good.  This would mean tattooing the GPL onto your dick, and you'd run out of room two words into the preamble.

    TRWTF is that there's not really any point in licensing something for sharing and distribution when nobody is ever going to want to even touch it, let alone 'share' or 'distribute' it...
    I think his strategy is to make it more appealing by releasing under the GPL.  That way all the FOSStards will flock to it, because they'll delude themselves into believing it's better than the wang of a CONVICTED MONOPOLIST.

    Actually, it's because I don't want convicted monpoli$t$ taking part of my penis, such as my silky-smooth foreskin, adding it to pieces of other penises, selling it for profit$ and preventing end-users from chopping the silky-smooth foreskin off their new purchase and using it to make a new pair of eyelids for their collie.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    Is there ever going to be a NSFW tag applied to the detritus that comes from these boards into the in-boxes of those subscribing?

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @bstorer said:

    @DaveK said:

    @bstorer said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Meanwhile, it has given me the fabulous idea of releasing my dick under the GPL.
    No good.  This would mean tattooing the GPL onto your dick, and you'd run out of room two words into the preamble.

    TRWTF is that there's not really any point in licensing something for sharing and distribution when nobody is ever going to want to even touch it, let alone 'share' or 'distribute' it...
    I think his strategy is to make it more appealing by releasing under the GPL.  That way all the FOSStards will flock to it, because they'll delude themselves into believing it's better than the wang of a CONVICTED MONOPOLIST.

    Actually, it's because I don't want convicted monpoli$t$ taking part of my penis, such as my silky-smooth foreskin, adding it to pieces of other penises, selling it for profit$ and preventing end-users from chopping the silky-smooth foreskin off their new purchase and using it to make a new pair of eyelids for their collie.



  • @PJH said:

    Is there ever going to be a NSFW tag applied to the detritus that comes from these boards into the in-boxes of those subscribing?
     

    Typical closed-source FUD apologist-- pusing their "Open source isn't safe for a work environment" agenda.

     



  • @PJH said:

    Is there ever going to be a NSFW tag applied to the detritus that comes from these boards into the in-boxes of those subscribing?

    What the hell did you think you signed up for in the first place?  It's all NSFW, stop wasting your employer's time.

     

    As we used to say on The Filthy Truth, "UN-SUB-FUCKING-SCRIBE".

     

     

    'course, we usually only said that when people started posting monkey-and-granny porn.



  • @PJH said:

    Is there ever going to be a NSFW tag applied to the detritus that comes from these boards into the in-boxes of those subscribing?
     

    No.

    This is how we roll.

    And you are here, so it's how you roll as well.


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