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москва [Oct. 20th, 2006|06:48 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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[Current Location |Moscow, Russia]

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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[User Picture]From: dossy
2006-10-20 02:18 pm (UTC)
In Soviet Russia ... SSH fucks with you!
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[User Picture]From: niallm
2006-10-20 02:21 pm (UTC)
SSH to a box run by someone who can do a tcpdump live on the other end (combined with an strace?) to see what's up?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-10-20 02:22 pm (UTC)
I'm out of energy.
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[User Picture]From: bugeeboo
2006-10-20 02:32 pm (UTC)
Мало чего понял, но всё равно забавно!!!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-10-20 02:56 pm (UTC)
я не гавару паруски
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[User Picture]From: sinodov
2006-10-20 03:07 pm (UTC)
Интересно, какие три буквы ты не запомнил...
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-10-20 03:34 pm (UTC)
Well, I did say "~30". I didn't count.
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2006-10-20 03:24 pm (UTC)
Holler if you need me to do some tcp redirecting or you just need a shell.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-10-20 03:31 pm (UTC)
No, it appears to be something with the microwave link they're using. I guess there's a whole high-speed point-to-point radio network around here lots of companies use.

All's good making TCP connections until an application does:

setsockopt(3, SOL_IP, IP_TOS, [16], 4) = 0

(which is setting IPTOS_LOWDELAY) And then nothing.

... still debugging.

I wonder if there's a way to tell OS X (or Linux, since I'm also running that in Parallels on here), to ignore that sock opt and not set the flags in the IP headers.
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
2006-10-20 04:13 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I'm having problems with SSH over here as well.

Ok, own up! Which one of you broke the Internet?
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[User Picture]From: zooart
2006-10-20 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you, You for LiveJournal...
Pleased that visitted in Moscow. Good luck.
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From: ext_2451
2006-10-20 05:04 pm (UTC)
Now you have cyrillic letters in your journal, so you'll be provided by SUP company :)

Five minutes ago I've ate this campball's tomato soup,which everybody could take on the party.

And it was nice to meet you. Hope you'll visit Russia again just for fun and we'll drink a bottle of vodka together.

Your russian collegue, Valentine.
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[User Picture]From: dip_au
2006-10-20 05:46 pm (UTC)
"-- 2 radio interviews"

..yea, and those guys from Echo FM have asked you most stupid questions of all submitted by listeners. :(

They didn't ask you about vox.xom <--> livejournal.com relation.. It was my question :)
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[User Picture]From: birom
2006-10-20 06:07 pm (UTC)
When do you leave?
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[User Picture]From: dina
2006-10-20 07:09 pm (UTC)
-- 1 girl who misses you
-- 1 tired doggie who won't stop gaurding her
-- 4 days of ridiculously beautiful weather
-- 1/2 of an assembled closet
-- 1 possibly broken foot bone from when the other half collapsed on it
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-10-20 07:17 pm (UTC)
lolz on last two bullets. :-)

But I thought you said Major was being cowardly.
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[User Picture]From: usachev
2006-10-20 10:42 pm (UTC)


fotos from "100% cotton" ;)
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[User Picture]From: ellisha
2006-10-20 11:35 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: yustas
2006-10-20 11:58 pm (UTC)
-- 1 lost glove in FAQ-Cafe
-- 1 found glove in FAQ-Cafe
-- one dog (whith spirit of Lenin) on red square
-- one black goat Frank :)

http://yustas.livejournal.com/359018.html - you on the Red Square

See you!
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[User Picture]From: nw_wind
2006-10-21 12:13 pm (UTC)

After same situation in Germany I had configure ipsec vpn server on my GW. It use UDP and work through any NAT etc. From my home it works through PPTP/GRE, NAT and another NAT. But works :-P

Really KGB not interesting in you person. Just poor internet infrastructure in Russia you see. :-)
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