Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick
brad

москва

I've been in Moscow now for 3 nights/days and this is my first chance to get on the Internet and post. In summary:

-- 2 airplanes
-- 14 hours of flights
-- ~7,000 miles or so
-- ~30 Cyrillic letters and sounds memorized
-- 1 press conference, on panel
-- 3 TV interviews (of 4 main TV channels I heard?)
-- 2 radio interviews
-- 1,000 newspaper/magazine journalist interviews
-- 500 photographers w/ said journalists
-- 50,000 total photographs from said photographers
-- 17 unique questions from press (okay, I exaggerate a little... :-))
-- 2 worn-out vocal cords
-- 2 ridiculous parties
-- tons of wonderful people
-- several bars
-- 1 lost glove in red square
-- 1 drunken run in red square to find said glove
-- 1 found glove
-- 4 hours of sleep
-- 2 really good pitas
-- 1 wonderful red stringy soup
-- 1 ridiculously extravagent renaissance french restuarant i can't even describe
-- 3 cameras (phone, elph, 20D)
-- 2 GB of photos
-- ....

Unfortunately something wacky's going on with the network here and I can't get ssh connections to work. There's some upstream transparent proxy or something that's fucking with port 80 (no ACK to SYN unless data is sent? browser works, telnetting to port 80 doesn't.... but no layer 7 proxy.... wtf?), and something else fucking with port 22 ... I have no clue what's happening:

...
debug1: Authentication succeeded (publickey).
debug1: channel 0: new [client-session]
debug3: ssh_session2_open: channel_new: 0
debug2: channel 0: send open
debug1: Entering interactive session.
debug2: callback start
debug2: client_session2_setup: id 0
debug2: channel 0: request pty-req confirm 0
debug3: tty_make_modes: ospeed 9600
debug3: tty_make_modes: ispeed 9600
debug3: tty_make_modes: 1 3
....
debug3: tty_make_modes: 93 0
debug2: channel 0: request shell confirm 0
debug2: fd 3 setting TCP_NODELAY
debug2: callback done
debug2: channel 0: open confirm rwindow 0 rmax 32768
debug2: client_check_window_change: changed
Disconnecting: Timeout, server not responding.
debug3: channel 0: close_fds r 4 w 5 e 6 c -1

So I'm stranded from all my hosts.

I've tried with and without the ssh agent. I've verified the IP I'm coming from is in the destination side's /etc/hosts, so it's not a DNS timeout issue. (I got into the host via the CTO here's ssh to another unix box, which I could ssh from ... but it's extra hops through a box I don't have access to....) I look at /var/log/{auth,daemon}.log on the remote side, and nothing interesting.

So I can only conclude my list with:

-- 22nd port fucked with by:
-- 1 very annoying KGB

:-)
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