Posts Tagged ‘ block ’

Preventing a server melt-down and saving resources: Block all Shit bot

Oct 11th, 2012 | By

Alright, I woke up today to a load average of 75.. Seventy-fucking-FIVE.  I didn’t even know that shit was possible and I’m pretty sure the guys at the DC were probably roasting marshmellows over my glowing box.  I couldn’t believe it so into my server I went, waiting 5 minuets for every command I typed
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How I quickly lowered my x-spam / spam assassin score on outgoing email

Apr 27th, 2012 | By

Well this is going to depend on the type of signature you have here but if you are having random issues with your emails getting blocked as spam and you’ve moved servers, or as in my case setup a brand new server with it’s own dedicated IP’s, and you are still running into issues take
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Automatically blocking brute-force attacks on your FreeBSD server

Aug 1st, 2011 | By

I was going through my auth.log today and noticed that a simple brute-force attack was underway.  a few hundred attacks from IP’s originating out of HANKUK UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES in Korea(220.67.126.35), Sun Network in China(121.127.231.251) and finally from Vodaphone in Italy(2.40.63.99).  I’m not concerned about them actually breaking through as there are no open accounts
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