Getting timeout when my IP is REJECTed


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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  --  *      *       66.249.64.39         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?