Re: IPTABLES question

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I have heard of this method, but I thought it was better to stop them at
the firewall level. right?

Guillermo Garron wrote:
> If what you want to do is to block offending IPs, let's say IPs who
> try to hack your systems, you would better use
>
> denyhosts
>
> yum install denyhosts
> vi /etc/denyhosts.conf
>
> It will automatically put the offending IPs on the /etc/hosts.deny for
> some time (you can configure that time)
>
>
> :)
> regards,
> Guillermo.
>
>
> On 7/18/06, *David Cary Hart* <[email protected]
> <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:
>
>     On Tue, 18 Jul 2006 14:24:56 -0500, Michael Yep
>     <[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>>
>     opined:
>     > Hello
>     >
>     > I know that the preferred way of controlling access is to use
>     > whitelists, but for my case I'd like to use IP blacklisting.
>     > Now using a script like
>     > #!/bin/bash
>     >
>     > if [ -f badips.txt ]
>     > then
>     > for BAD_IP in `cat badips.txt`
>     > do
>     > iptables -A INPUT -s $BAD_IP -j DROP
>     > done
>     > else
>     > echo "Can't read badips.txt"
>     > fi
>     >
>     > I have like 96 banned IPs so far. I am wondering about the possible
>     > performance hit on my system, and the limits of iptables.
>     > What if I have thousands?
>     >
>     At some point it affects performance. There are some workarounds.
>     What problem are you trying to solve? What causes you to block an IP?
>
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