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Date:      Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:43:56 -0600
From:      Jorge Biquez <jbiquez@intranet.com.mx>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   RE: Simplest way to deny access to a class C
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Thank you all for your time and comments.

I guess that I will install a firewall, that way I can also block 
those Class C's from sending tons of emails to non existing accounts....
I will read the website to see the best options.  Any suggestion is 
more than welcome.

Jorge Biquez

At 06:02 p.m. 03/03/2011, you wrote:
>Be careful of automated responses.  What if someone spoofs IP's of 
>legit users / customers / whatever and your automated response 
>blocks them?  Not good.
>
>I thought about blocking....well, never mind - might pi$$ someone 
>off and attract unwanted attention...
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org 
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Patrick Gibson
>Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 5:58 PM
>To: Jorge Biquez
>Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: Simplest way to deny access to a class C
>
>You might consider mod_security (/usr/ports/www/mod_security) which
>can be set up to ban hosts based on behaviour or characteristics.
>
>Or fail2ban (/usr/ports/security/py-fail2ban) is really great, too, in
>that it scans whatever logs you want, and can trigger a block in your
>firewall if enough violating log entries are found within a particular
>period of time. Everything is totally configurable, and there are
>plenty of examples that come with it.
>
>Patrick
>
>
>On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 8:59 AM, Jorge Biquez <jbiquez@intranet.com.mx> wrote:
> > Hello all.
> >
> > I am sorry in advance if this question sounds too stupid.
> >
> > I have a small server for personal use of webpages running:
> >
> > 7.3-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 7.3-PRERELEASE #0
> >
> > it is working fine , no problem very stable.
> >
> > I just need to block some IP class C address that are always trying to
> > "discover" directories or applications under the web server. They do not do
> > and can not do anything since this server has nothing installed but i am
> > tired of seeing in the logs all the intents they do every 2-3 seconds.
> >
> > I have not installed any kind of firewall yet.
> > What do you think is the best way to accomplish this task? If possible the
> > easiest one. I do not want to do anything else but just bloc IP's, at this
> > moment at least.
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Jorge Biquez
> >
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