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From WC -Sx- Jones <li...@insecurity.org>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Will the server performance be affected very much?
Date Fri, 23 May 2003 15:17:02 GMT

On Friday, May 23, 2003, at 10:46  AM, ccw wrote:

> Hi, in order to prevent users from some specific IP addresses to 
> access my web site, I use "Deny From" followed with 538 IP addresses 
> in .htaccess(all are IP numbers with the format 'xx.xx.xx.xx/xx', for 
> example, '66.08.0.0/20'). My problem is, whether such a large group of 
> denied IP addresses in .htaccess will affect the server speed or 
> performance very much, since each time a user tries to access my 
> website, Apache server will compare his IP address with the denied IP 
> addresses? Thanks.


Some projects are better handled by a package designed for such a task.

google for PORTSENTRY  You will need to search for a source tarball, 
Cisco purchased the original makers and have been trying not to 
distribute it...

HTH  :)

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