fail2ban, Ubuntu 8.04, ISPConfig 2

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Brenton, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Brenton

    Brenton New Member

    Hi

    I've just noticed that my server is being hammered by the www.puritysearch.net bot.

    I've been reading about fail2ban but am unable to find a guide on how to set it up on a Ubuntu 8.04/ISPConfig 2 server. This is a production server so I'm wary of messing things up.

    What do I need to do to block www.puritysearch.net?

    Will following these this guide answer my needs: http://www.howtoforge.com/fail2ban_debian_etch

    Am I even on the right track here?

    Any pointers will be appreciated.
     
  2. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL New Member

    The howto will help you ..

    alternatively you could use iptables directly (fail2ban uses iptables) to get the job done..

    Code:
    iptables -A INPUT -s www.puritysearch.net -j DROP
    will block everything from that ip address
    Code:
    iptables -D INPUT -s www.puritysearch.net -j DROP
    wil remove the rule again ..
     

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