Split Routing Local Access Restored

I recently followed tumbleweed’s split routing post (his post explains the odd reasoning why any one would go through all this effort) after doing this something/someone (me) removed complete and utter access to localhost. I have been struggling for a few days asking around trying to get local access back. I eventually asked in #ubuntuforums-beginners on freenode and bodhizazen quickly and with out effort asked me for the output of

iptables -L -v

then replied with

iptables -A OUTPUT -o lo -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT

and with that I had access to localhost.I was amazed that I never thought it could be a firewall issue! The simplest solutions are normally always the best. 🙂 I do still wonder which one of the numerous iptables configs removed my local access.

On a side note gnome doesn’t like to be started/logged into with out access to localhost. I was stuck in a tty till I worked out gnome has a safe graphics option.

All in all tumbleweed’s post was very well written and easy to follow nice one and thanks to bodhizazen for his help I would also like to thank Michael Gorven for his patience and help in getting this working.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 Ubuntu

1 Comment to Split Routing Local Access Restored

  1. Drubin : You are most welcome, glad it is working for you.

  2. bodhi.zazen on April 10th, 2009