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
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