On Saturday 09 November 2019 03:36:49 john doe wrote: > On 11/9/2019 8:30 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > > I have a list of ipv4's I want fail2ban to block. But amongst the > > numerous subdirs for fail2ban, I cannot find one that looks suitable > > to put this list of addresses in so the are blocked forever. Can > > someone more familiar with how fail2ban works give me a hand? These > > are the ipv4 addresses of bingbot, semrush, yandex etc etc that are > > DDOSing me by repeatedly downloading my whole site and using up 100% > > of my upload bandwidth. > > > > Thanks all. > > > > Cheers, Gene Heskett > > Rather then to use fail2ban for this, I would create un ipset that > fail2ban can populate then use that ipset in iptables. > > One advantage of this is that you can add/delete ip from the ipset > without having to restart fail2ban/iptables.
I've done that with the help of a previous responder and now have 99% of the pigs that ignore my robots.txt blocked. semrush is extremely determined and has switched to a 4th address I've not seen before, but is no longer DDOSing my site. Thanks John > -- > John Doe Cheers, Gene Heskett -- "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author) If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. - Louis D. Brandeis Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>