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I have an Ubuntu server which is running Nginx and have a Wordpress site. I need good protection for it. Recently I found that BFD is causing some problems so I had to disable it. Does any one know of a better solution?

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you can try fail2ban and write custom rules.

regardless of the log-parser - make sure your logs are small - eg rotated daily.

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I just read that fail2ban updates firewall rules... I have APF... Will it work with that? –  EApubs Apr 25 '12 at 4:06
    
@EApubs you can script any actions; from what i see apf is based on iptables anyway. –  pQd Apr 25 '12 at 5:11
    
yup.. But the problem is, Apf loads its own rules at every startup... will that clear fail2ban's rules? –  EApubs Apr 25 '12 at 5:14
    
@EApubs fail to ban re-creates own chain on restart - that i'm sure about. during working - you'll have to check. –  pQd Apr 25 '12 at 8:08

There's always OSSEC too. It's very configurable.

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