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Firewall For My Linux Cpanel Server

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  1. mbd5882

    mbd5882 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I'm looking for a firewall for my cpanel server. I am thinking of using APF Firewall or ConfigServer Firewall and Login Failure Daemon.
    Does anyone know which will be best of those two?
    Or any great server firewalls, i like CSF because it has a graphical interface in whm and its easy to use. Does anyone know any better ones similar too these which are free?
    The filewall will be used on 2 servers, first server provides hosting/resellers/shoutcast/ventrillo servers. Second server provides gameservers and teamspeak servers.
    So i'd need like a good one and where i can edit ports easilly for the servers.
    :cool:
     
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    They are both essentially the same in terms of functions. The difference is that (last I checked) APF/BFD only monitored SSH for invalid logins, whereas CSF will monitor SSH, mail, FTP, and Apache.
    The nice thing about CSF is it's clean intigration into WHM... with APF, you need to be logged into SSH at the time to manage it. And honestly, in times of emergency, you want to be able to move fast.
     
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    Ok thanks :)
    DO you know any other filewalls which are free? Which is the best one in your opinion?
    I also currently use CSF and BFD both on the same server, will this cause conflicts?
    If so anyway to remove BFD?
     
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    if you installed the CSF firewall correctly, it should have disabled both the APF and BFD. We've using the CSF firewall now for about a week, much better then the APF, mainly due to the ease of maitaining it via the WHM interface. Plus it doesn't over-load the iptables runs with tons of dropped failed logins .. etc.

    Mickalo
     
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    I only have BFD installed, anychance you know how to uninstall it?
    I can only find how to install it.
     
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    there is an unstall script located in the /usr/local/bfd/ folder:
    /usr/local/bfd/uninstall.sh

    Mickalo
     
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    Thanks verry much :)
     
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