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?

closed as not constructive by Wesley, EEAA, Lucas Kauffman, Khaled, Sam Cogan Apr 25 '12 at 20:12

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.


you can try fail2ban and write custom rules.

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

  • I just read that fail2ban updates firewall rules... I have APF... Will it work with that? – THpubs 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? – THpubs 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.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.