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How to white-list specific PHP script process in CSF?

I repeatedly receive a "Suspicious Process" notice from lfd. I'm 100% positive that the PHP script triggering this warning is safe. I wrote it myself and it makes some cross server calls that must ...
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exim queue notification if a domain is sending more than x number of emails

I am running Exim as an MTA. I have also implemented a Per hour Per domain email Limit. Still I see that my IP reputation goes bad if a spammer sends more than x amount of emails in 24 hours or so. I ...
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I cannot block an IP [closed]

I have a redirect rule on my CSF like the below; 17.1.1.13|80|27.5.5.22|80|tcp 17.1.1.13 is my firewall(csf) and 27.5.5.22 is my web server address. So everybody access my web site through the ...
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lots of UDP_IN Blocked errors

Since I have reinstalled my OS, I'm getting lots of UDP_IN Blocked errors in my messages log. Can anyone kindly explain what the error say exactly and what I can do to get rid of this error. Aug 8 ...
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How do I use CSF to redirect domain requests to a port?

I have a server setup that uses two different webservers with different subdomains. Right now the servers listen on different ports (80 & 4000) So users don't have to put in :4000 I'd like to ...
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How to make permanent changes to iptables of CentOS 5.5

I want to make an iptable rule permanent so if the server is rebooted I won't have to add the rule again. Specifically a rule I have related to nginx being reverse proxy of apache. iptables -t nat ...
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NUMIPTENT is too low to add 5333 rules (CSF firewall error)

The VPS iptables rule limit (numiptent) is too low to add 5333 rules (19469/24000) CSF stopped working spontaneously today. Saying it can't start because it can't add 5333 rules to an apparent ...
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Can't connect to Ubuntu VPS via SSH,SFTP

When I try to login to my VPS using SSH and SFTP it's not connect to the server. Then I power off and power on the VPS by the VPS provider control panel (digital ocean). Once it boot up, first few ...
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Unblock All Ports in CSF? [closed]

I have CSF installed on a cPanel server and know that I believe that I can unblock ports specifically for outgoing connections in the /etc/csf/csf.conf file. It looks like this line can just be ...
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CSF not adding IPs to deny file as a cron during high loads

I'm running a cron every minute to thwart brute-force attacks. awk '{print $2}' < ipkill.txt | while read ip; do #query geographical info IP address curl -o country.txt ipinfo.io/$ip ...
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csf stop emails related to Process Tracking

I have enabled LSF with CSF since I would like to receive some informations but I am being bombed by the CSF with similar emails: Subject: lfd on [Hostname]: Excessive resource usage: www-data ...
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IPTables Rules Being Loaded From Somewhere

I'm having troubles connecting (meaning I can't connect to any IP or port) to my server and it appears that the problem was to do with CSF. I uninstalled CSF (by running /etc/csf/uninstall.sh) and ...
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CSF Update resets IPTables rules

This is with CentOS 6. On one of my servers, periodically all IPTables rules are simply dropped and all connections start being blocked. It happens fairly randomly once every few days. I have a script ...
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CSF does not open port

I'm having a Ubuntu 14.04 server which has a TomCat installation listening on port 8080. I installed CSF today. Following is netstat -tulpn tcp6 0 0 :::8080 :::* ...
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ConfigServer Security and Firewall — after setup, how much daily management required?

I'm looking at using ConfigServer Security and Firewall (CSF; iptables-based). After I configure it properly, how much daily ongoing management is required of me to keep my server secure? Am I going ...
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CSF *Port Scan* detected - shared hosting [closed]

We modified a few options in ConfigServer Firewall configuraion. Ever since the CSF blocking a lot of IP address. Following print sreen: http://oi60.tinypic.com/kdlnh3.jpg What can I modify thereto ...
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Filezilla can not connect my new ftp port on centos 6.6

I have a webserver running on Centos 6.6. Recently Config Server Security Firewall send me over 150 email about some malicious bots trying to guess my clients ftp users and passwords. I hate ...
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Suspicious Linux binary file in /tmp/ - Munin?

I have a CENTOS 6.6 x86_64 server running ConfigServer Firewall (installed by us) and Munin (installed by the datacentre). CSF has recently (and for no apparent reason) started sending us warnings, ...
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CentOS - how to tell what conf file CSF (firewall) is using? csf.conf then restart not updating

in /etc/csf/csf.conf the following is setup LF_CPANEL = "5" LF_CPANEL_PERM = "3600" restarting csf by doing the following csf -r does not seem to have an impact on the above attributes. ...
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VPS Unknown Read/Write [closed]

I had an lfd email alert - I have installed CSF - today revealing that my server (Centos 6.6) has been using a lot of server resources for 5 minutes. I checked my VPS graphs and noticed that my ...
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Can't block spammy IP

I'm being attacked by 37.59.4.76. It's sending me a great amount of data, which is destroying my dataplan. I've added the iptables Chain num pkts bytes target prot opt in out ...
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How to config PORT KNOCKING on CSF and access it by linux?

I'm trying to run port knocking work on a CSF on a small VPS, i setup this: 1 - the result of csf first test ok 2 - TCP_IN = "53,80" TCP_OUT = "53,80,113,443" UDP_IN = "53" UDP_OUT = "53,113,123" ...
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CSF Configuration Ignore NodeJS for Excessive Time

I am getting a lot of these: Excessive resource usage: *account* (9580 (Parent PID:9574)) Time: Sat Oct 18 15:20:00 2014 -0400 Account: *account* Resource: Process Time Exceeded: ...
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csf Integrated User Interface not working

i've installed CSF on ubuntu 14.04 using their official install guide after disabling UFW with the following command : sudo ufw disable then i have modified csf.conf with the following values: ...
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Not using SSH Pubkey Authentication is really serious security flaw compare to regular Password Authentication

How would using PubkeyAuthentication would be more secure than using PasswordAuthentication, considering the following facts: Default SSH port is moved from its default Firewall blacklists an IP ...
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cannot send emails to other Web servers

I'm trying to limit my server's open ports in CSF. The IPv4 port settings include: # Allow incoming TCP ports TCP_IN = "22,25,53,80,110,143,443,587,3654,53343” # Allow outgoing TCP ports TCP_OUT = ...
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SSH connection gets dropped when attempting to deploy site using rocketeer

I'm trying to deploy a Laravel site to a development server (cPanel based) using Rocketeer. I am having a problem maintaining the SSH connection, and the server is dropping the connection after ...
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CSF cc_deny is not working

I tried to block a country in CSF Firewall I followed this post http://www.2daygeek.com/how-to-block-a-country-using-csf-firewall/ to block ip from China cc_deny ="CN" While I execute csf -r I ...
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Openning a port in my CentOS server [closed]

I'm trying to open a port in my CentOS server... I tried using iptables, adding the "-A INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport portnum -j ACCEPT" and didn't work. I tried installing CSF, adding the ports and ...
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csf lfd denied by desktop because of mod_security

I have a WHM/Cpanel server with CSF/LFD installed and mod_security enabled. I used to login to WHM/cpanel from one of my local windows box through a linux (Centos 5)NAT gateway(with a public IP ...
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CSF LFD suspicious process under user apache

I think my server got DOS'ed via HTTP(port 80). When I checked apache access log, it showed that specific IPs requested /GET/HTTP1.1 more than 150 times in a minute. And I've been trying to limit ...
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CSF Blocking IP on Fail POP3 and cPanel [closed]

I have a VPS with cPanel and i am running around 400+ email accounts under a Office Network, I don't have STATIC IP but i am facing issue when any 1 of employee forget the password and try to access ...
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CSF/LFD - Suspicious processes when running nginx+php5-fpm+ Mysql

I am running LFD/CSF on three servers and on all servers I have the same problem since the first day when I set-up the server and installed LFD/CSF. I have nginx + php5-fpm + MySQL installed and ...
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Cannot close Port 25 after installing postfix

Before installing logwatch (which installs postfix) on Ubuntu 12.04, the port 25 is blocked by iptables/csf PORT STATE SERVICE 25/tcp filtered smtp After installing logwatch (which installs ...
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How to check if CSF firewall is running

My ex-system admin installed CSF on a server witout Admin panel. I can see CSF installed but I am not sure if its currently running or not. I dont want to try to start / stop it. I realized there is ...
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Proxmox 31 + KVM routing + IP subnet + csf

We have proxmox 3.1 server in netzner with routuing network and IP subnet block. We want to implement csf firewall without interfering the traffic of the KVM VMs, what would be the easiest way? We ...
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How to block/ban clients that try to access some paths / urls?

Some spambots hammer my server with nonexisting paths like /user/pass?=asdfdasfas How could I block any access to /user/pass?=* ? Is there a better tool than iptables or csf for catching such crap?
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Port forwarding through OpenVPN server

Here's my scenario: Remote OpenVPN server v2.3.2, 1 public IP, CentOS 6.4, 2.6.32-042stab079.6 Tunnelblick (OpenVPN client) What I want to do is route all the client traffic through the VPN - and ...
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ConfigServer CSF and iptables config

I'm aware there is a /etc/sysconfig/iptables file, with rules for iptables (and what's the effective difference with /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config?). I installed CSF & LFD. You can configure ...
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Extract IPs from exim_rejectlog with particular error then automatically add IP to a csf or iptable

Is there a command to do this in linux? For example extract IPs from exim_rejectlog with particular error dropped: too many syntax or protocol errors Count how many times an IP is listed and if it ...
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Memcached ports and CSF

I've got a small / medium sized VPS powered by WHM and running a few personal websites alongside a Magento powered web-store. Not being a real expert when it comes to server configuration details I've ...
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Hacking attempt detected, Can we block user by PC-Name

Recently we notied that hackers are trying to hack our server, we have IP blocking softwares installed on our server but the thing is that, hacker is using dynamic ip addresses to try again and ...
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Ubuntu Server DDoS protection [duplicate]

I've seen many articles on DDoS protection, but none work. I need protection for a socket server i'm running on the server. It's running on port 9876 and it's for a flash-based game. when it gets ...
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Interpreting CSF emails

I get emails from CSF every time it blocks someone. Here's one I got this morning: Time: Sat Jan 19 10:17:24 2013 -0800 IP: <REDACTED> (US/United States/-) Hits: 21 Blocked: ...
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CSF Log Watching

I run suphp so the uid of scripts is for the user not the webserver. My log files are also in /home/$user/logs/error.log CSF only monitors /var/log/apache2/error.log However because of my setup i ...
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Allowing specific ports on specific interfaces/ip with CSF

I just learned about CSF, and like the logging/blocking possibilities it gives me. However it does not do the desired blocking. The situation is following, I have a server with multiple ip-addresses. ...
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Open torrent ports in csf

I use aria2 on my office with debian linux and aria2web to download some torrents on that. in brief it's a torrent client. but if i turn on csf, aria2c can't do that. which config should i do for csf ...
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Best way for automated ban / throttle of aggressive clients on a Linux / Apache webserver for a period of time?

I notice occasional spikes on my server load and when I check access logs I notice a pattern for some automated forum poster that tries to repeatedly access a comment/reply URL. What would be the best ...
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How to block access from all hosting services? (like gutenberg.org) [closed]

gutenberg.org blocks access to all hosting services as per http://www.gutenberg.org/error403.php How to achieve this? Is there a list of hosting ips? Also, would these be added to CSF?
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IPTABLES nat maintaining source IP address with CSF

We have been using CSF on a virtualized (OpenVZ) environment successfully for a while combining venet and bridged interfaces so we can use public IPs + local addressed virtual systems. Kernel IP ...