On the server I have my IP REJECTed in iptables:
num pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination 1 14 596 REJECT all -- * * 22.214.171.124 0.0.0.0/0 reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
(That’s not actually my ip, but someone else that’s got banned).
My understanding is that REJECT should send a packet back that the request has been rejected whereas DROP just ignores any packets from that IP. However, when I try and connect either through my browser, telnet to port 443, or sending a packet with Packet Sender, I just get a timeout.
Am I wrong in thinking that my requests should just fail straight away rather than timing out?