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From "R'twick Niceorgaw" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] how to block hackers ?
Date Tue, 21 Jan 2003 17:49:38 GMT
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From: "Gareth Kirwan" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:00 PM
Subject: RE: [users@httpd] how to block hackers ?

> R'twick
> It's a learning curve for us all - don't worry.
> You want to have adaptive request handlers.
> These normally come from having a more sophisticated web server in place
> using a dynamic content server in place ( ie Mason )
> I'm guessing that right now all I need to do is to tell you to not worry
> much about hackers.
> Check your access and error logs daily and make sure you're not getting
> anything out of the ordinary.
> You probably won't be needing to block requests due to hackers very often.
> Sometimes people add a return forbidden statement to requests looking for
> /cmd/ but that's more just to stop their logs getting filled up with the
> crap that worms generate when they're trying to check you're a windows
> machine.
> You're NOT running windows, are you ?
> Gareth

Thanks Gareth,
I'm using redhat 7.3. may be i'll just setup a cron job for now which will
look through the error_log/access_log and setup a ipchains rule for the
hackers every half an hr or so. will that help ?

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