For a noob I'd say you got pretty far The first part of your feedback seems to fit better in a bug-report then a forum post; as the open-vm-tools* seems to be a bit outdated and is missing all of archlinux' latest changes (such as persistent-net-rules).As for the 'no such device' message; what is the output of the vmware-hgfsclient command?
I'd say, if resources aren't an issue; why limit the time ssh is reachable from the outside? You should have PasswordAuthentication and RootLogin disabled anyway so your vulnerability doesn't really decrease by updating iptables?
ben_h wrote:Thanks Spider.007, that example worked, and I reduced between it and my script to find the problem.That's nice!It'd be nice to see some more direct logging about that error; I'd checked the output of both 'systemctl status nginx.service' and 'journalctl -xn' before posting but neither pointed me towards this problem.You might be right; you'd need
Why did you not try the first suggestion; your fstab. Have a look at `systemctl status /` and you should find that it's all loaded from your fstab. If your fstab is empty you didn't follow the install manual because that tells you to run genfstab.