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block ip to server?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chadi, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. chadi

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    Isn't there a way in WHM to block an IP address from entering the server at all AND sending mail to the server? If so how can I do that?
     
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    You need a firewall or iptable interface. I highly suggest APF. www.r-fx.org.
     
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    I already have APF installed but what exactly do I type in ssh to block a particular ip address (not range, single)
     
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    add the ip to the deny_hosts.rules and restart apf.
     
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    This won't stop email sent via a different IP though.
     
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    Ok I only knew how to install APF via simple directions but where/what file is deny host rules? Where? What ssh command? Please explain. Thanks.
     
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    its in the /etc/apf directory.

    You need to edit it using your favorite text editor.
     
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    Via ssh, you can execute the following:

    /usr/local/sbin/apf -D <ip.ad.dre.ss> or <FQDN>

    Just omit the </> and it will add to the deny rules and automatically reload apf.
     
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