Folks, I created two machines on SoftLayer's cloud. The machines are Ubuntu 10.4 64 bit, minimal config. I am running into a really strange problem that I have no idea where it is coming from.
The machines seem to have a default. very complex iptables rule set. I flushed the iptables and was able to verify that the machines were reachable. After a few hours, the iptables rules seem to re-appear.
The machine also has UFW installed. Creating a UFW rule to allow port 8080 (used by my application) does not seem to work either.
Any ideas why this might be happening?