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Date:      Mon, 11 Oct 2004 15:02:13 +0530
From:      Subhro <subhro.kar@gmail.com>
To:        pelle@spd.nu
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Adding network & IP to hosts.deny
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The firewall would be definitely a better bet than host.deny.
If you are using ipfw you can simply add a couple of deny rules like:

ipfw add 100 deny all from 192.168.100.0/24 to me in

Regards
S.


On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 08:46:40 +0200, Pelle Andersson <pelle@spd.nu> wrote:
> 
> Hi!
> 
> I have a lot of login attempts from various networks and IP addresses
> on my FBSD 4.10 server. I have read the man pages for hosts.deny but
> do not understand how to add networks and IP addresses to it.
> 
> Let's say I want to block the network address 192.168.100.0 and/or
> the IP address 192.168.135.77.
> 
> What I understand is when using hosts.deny, I stopping them totally
> from using any networking services, right?
> 
> Would it be better to let the built-in firewall (/etc/rc.firewall)
> to stopping them? I have the firewall activated and have changed
> the port for example SSH to a higher one.
> 
> Could someone please provide me with some examples on either using
> hosts.deny or the default firewall?
> 
> A big thanks in advance,
> Best Regards Pelle
> 
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Subhro Sankha Kar
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