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This is one weird problem I'm having in an unmanaged vps I'm not really quite sure what's going on it always "times out" when I try to connect from my location.

I'm new to iptables so here's the list... I'll let you experienced users judge it

Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination
RH-Firewall-1-INPUT  all  --  anywhere             anywhere

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination
RH-Firewall-1-INPUT  all  --  anywhere             anywhere 

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

Chain RH-Firewall-1-INPUT (2 references)
target     prot opt source               destination
ACCEPT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere
ACCEPT     icmp --  anywhere             anywhere            icmp any
ACCEPT     esp  --  anywhere             anywhere
ACCEPT     ah   --  anywhere             anywhere
ACCEPT     udp  --  anywhere             <some ip>         udp dpt:mdns
ACCEPT     udp  --  anywhere             anywhere            udp dpt:ipp
ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            tcp dpt:ipp
ACCEPT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere            state RELATED,ESTABLISHED
ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            state NEW tcp dpt:ssh
REJECT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere            reject-with icmp-host-prohibited

I also installed webmin to manage my webserver, but eventually found out that I also couldn't connect to port 10000

by request

a tad messy so I added it in pastebin

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Could you give us the output of iptables -L -n -v? I suspect the first line in your RH-Firewall-1-INPUT isn't quite as permissive as it appears to be.

Assuming you're logged in to this box via ssh, could you also try

iptables -I RH-Firewall-1-INPUT 2 -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT

and tell us if that improves your ability to talk HTTP to the box?

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Worked like a charm, also added webmin's port everything's peachy now, I'll throw in the output now in an edit – allenskd Mar 25 '11 at 14:41

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