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APF or ConfigServer

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mnmhm2004, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. mnmhm2004

    mnmhm2004 Member

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    Hi
    recently i rent a new server and i want to install a firewall on it . so which one you recommend to install ? (APF or ConfigServer )

    thanks in advance
    :D
     
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    We use config server. Last time we checked APF had not been updated.
     
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    ConfigServer is da bomb. Remind me to send some money.
     
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    ConfigServer. Nothing beats it. Have Chirpy install it for you, this will get you on the one-click update list. Updates come done the pike once-a-week or so, most are timely and essential.
     
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    Thanks a lot for your recommendation
    i appreciate that
    i will install ConfigServer NOW
    :)
     
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    CSF all the way :)
     
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    always ConfigServer ;)
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    CSF no question about it.

    Pssst! The buttons are on the bottom of the page.


    http://www.configserver.com/cp/csf.html
    :p
     
  10. darren.nolan

    darren.nolan Well-Known Member

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    I saw them... Took a mental note, now I need to click the button right? Browsing there now.
     
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    handsonhosting Well-Known Member

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    Mark another for CSF. We have it on a few dozen servers - great piece of software.

    We still have APF and BFD on some of our older machines, but for the past year, CSF has been the install of choice in our network.
     
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    Used to use APF, switched to CSF a few months ago. Wouldn't want to switch back.
     
  13. ChadE

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    CSF. Several reasons:

    - It can interact with mod_security, .htaccess auth, cPanel and SSH logins and ban repeat offenders. (NOTE: Watch the mod_sec bans carefully, one of the core rules in mod_security triggers due to unknown reasons periodically. I get about one or two normal people that it firewall bans per week. It only seems to ban for violations of that rule, so I'll probably tweak it and remove whatever tag is causing CSF to trigger.) I've got 17 IPs from botted Chinese servers that were automatically banned for SSH/SMTP/WHM brute force attempts, some for people trying to brute force one of my site's .htaccess password protected pages.

    You can define whitelisted IPs that CSF and LFD will ignore. Likewise, you can define folders and scripts. (I have LFD ignoring a folder that tends to trigger brute force bans when people forget their password. I just log it the good ol fashioned way.)

    - It creates a very secure and easy to manage firewall policy ruleset.

    - It's designed to work with cPanel (and as said before, updates are issued weekly)

    - CSF can autoupdate itself

    - It does a basic security check for must-have security programs, configurations, services that should be disabled, status of the /tmp directory, etc.

    - WHM controllable interface, whereas APF has to be managed from shell

    and more
     
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    thanks you all and thanks ChadE for your explanation
    i installed it and working fine
    :D:cool:
     
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