I have been experincing massive requests from certain ips to my apache http server. Although I Deny from xxxx so that xxx gets a 403 forbidden response. It still consumes my server's resource. Is there a way to further block the client from these ips?
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If you are using Windows, you can setup custom inbound rules in windows firewall using the GUI (start, run, wf.msc)
If you are using Linux, use IPTABLES:
Drop traffic from 192.x.x.x on port 80 only:
Drop all traffic from 126.96.36.199 on any port:
If you post what distribution you are using (providing its linux ofcourse) we can point you to some basic tutorials for setting up IPTABLES.
EDIT 1: Heres a guide for Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IptablesHowTo