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I have a VPS running cPanel that has a csf firewall configured.

I've also got Host Access Control (does this mean denyhosts on cPanel?) as well as cPHulk which is a cPanel exclusive utility.

My question is whether it is better to use the firewall or use denyhosts or cPHulk ... and can I/should I use any of these in combination with each other?

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Well, csf firewall has lfd which works as an automatic "deny hosts" by scanning logs and blocking IPs that fail authentication to variuos services (included mod_security). It's highly configurable in every aspect.

In every cPanel server we manage we disable cpHulk and use exclusively csf+lfd.

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Ah, thanks for that - yes csf does look very configurable. –  Owen Jun 24 '10 at 10:54

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