Posts Tagged ‘ cron ’

How to make an automated connection checker and IP blocker for your server

Mar 23rd, 2013 | By

I like to think of it as a door man for my server, or my little centurion ūüôā ¬†What this little guy does is checked the last 5 hours of access logs to your server to see if there are any IP’s that are hitting your server an unusually high amount of times. ¬†If it
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Want to reduce WordPress’ load on your server? Here’s how…

Mar 4th, 2012 | By

Alright, I’ve gone over wp-super-cache, i’ve gone over all sorts of things but today I learned a shocking little secret about wordpress. ¬† Every single time a user hits your blog wordpress runs wp-cron.php, brilliant isn’t it? ¬†Why the hell would wordpress run a file like WP-CRON for every visitor? ¬†Shouldn’t the name of the
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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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