So I implemented some a different set of iptables rules and now if i enable them, then lighttpd simply takes forever to load php enabled pages(like wp). There is no load on the server, processor usage stays low.
Here is my config, what could be the cause of this ?
*filter :FORWARD ACCEPT [0:0] :OUTPUT ACCEPT [0:0] :fail2ban-ssh - [0:0] -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 2012 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 1194 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p icmp -m icmp --icmp-type 8 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT -A OUTPUT -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -j DROP COMMIT
You’re missing a rule to accept traffic based on existing traffic (the rule that makes iptables stateful). This should be your very first rule:
-A INPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT
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