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irene
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I am currently blocked from doing my job by a firewall policy handed down from corporate that prevents WSL2 from connecting to the internet. Three days of no dev environment and counting.

We make linux software to be hosted on linux in linux containers in linux. We use linux command line tools to make it work.

"NO! WE ARE THE ALL-POWERFUL IT DEPARTMENT AND YOU MUST USE WINDOWS BECAUSE FUCK YOU THAT'S WHY."

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  • 1
    Dropping or reject?
  • 0
    @stop Port blocking by the AV. I can ping from WSL2 to my heart’s content.
  • 0
    At least you get closed ports, i get timeouts.
  • 0
    @stop Can you ping google?
  • 5
    Just escalate project delay up the hierarchy. When IT misunderstands their role as inhibitors instead of enablers, a good knock from management usually helps them to get their heads straight again.
  • 0
    @irene every not approved outbound connection attempt is dropped.
  • 3
    @Fast-Nop Oh. It is escalated. The IT tried to block the escalation. Now I’m waiting to see what happens for who knows how long before I can work.
  • 3
    @irene Seems they know they're getting under fire. Maybe them trying to block the escalation should also be escalated along with the issue. ^^
  • 3
    @Fast-Nop We even heard that “This configuration works for 99% of users.”

    This company is 100% built on the technology product that the engineer make. I’m interested to see where this goes but honestly it is so boring. I’m confident that whatever the response is it will be unsatisfying.
  • 1
    Can you set the NAT settings to bridged? I worked in IT security once and each device was only allowed to use the IP adress that was assigned to the mac adress / certificate. And devs who used virtual machines had to configure their NAT settings to use the hosts ip adress.
  • 1
    @Fast-Nop not if the management is the root cause of the problem.
  • 1
    @rootofskynet Well then they'll get failed deadlines. Sometimes, management has to learn the hard way that their decisions have consequences.
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    @heyheni WSL2 is not set up like a VM. The system doesn’t even have hyper-v turned on. So all of the kernel and network cards are running in magic mode.

    Also the VPN software is Windows/Mac only so I can’t access the company intranet with a bridged adapter because it won’t route through the VPN network adapter.
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