So a while back there were lots of attempted accesses to my server, so I got a little paranoid and locked everything down 100%. I turned off all router remote operation, installed fail2ban, setup iptables, a separate blocklist script, ssh private key logins, turned off admin/root logins, removed sudo/admin privileges from my own user account, and closed all router port forwarding. Now I'm trying to loosen the laces a bit and allow for just a couple externally open ports, but I can't seem to access still. Was wondering if someone would be kind enough to point out the mistake :(. Thank you
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P.S. I was told on IRC that I should just get rid of the iptables all together, they said I already had done everything already and iptables ar overkill and not needed. True?