Check out portsentry perhaps?

I used to use it quite a bit. Whenever someone would hit one of a number of defined ports, I'd automatically add a rule denying them in IPFW and also drop their route to a non-existent IP on my class C.

On 03/04/11 16:14, Patrick Gibson wrote:
fail2ban by default only bans an IP for 10 minutes, and that's
configurable. It can also email you anytime it imposes a ban, so one
can keep an eye on things at least in the beginning to see if it's
causing a problem for legitimate users.

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 4:02 PM, Gary Gatten<>  wrote:
Be careful of automated responses.  What if someone spoofs IP's of legit users 
/ customers / whatever and your automated response blocks them?  Not good.

I thought about blocking....well, never mind - might pi$$ someone off and 
attract unwanted attention...

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Patrick Gibson
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 5:58 PM
To: Jorge Biquez
Subject: Re: Simplest way to deny access to a class C

You might consider mod_security (/usr/ports/www/mod_security) which
can be set up to ban hosts based on behaviour or characteristics.

Or fail2ban (/usr/ports/security/py-fail2ban) is really great, too, in
that it scans whatever logs you want, and can trigger a block in your
firewall if enough violating log entries are found within a particular
period of time. Everything is totally configurable, and there are
plenty of examples that come with it.


On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 8:59 AM, Jorge Biquez<>  wrote:
Hello all.

I am sorry in advance if this question sounds too stupid.

I have a small server for personal use of webpages running:


it is working fine , no problem very stable.

I just need to block some IP class C address that are always trying to
"discover" directories or applications under the web server. They do not do
and can not do anything since this server has nothing installed but i am
tired of seeing in the logs all the intents they do every 2-3 seconds.

I have not installed any kind of firewall yet.
What do you think is the best way to accomplish this task? If possible the
easiest one. I do not want to do anything else but just bloc IP's, at this
moment at least.

Thanks in advance.

Jorge Biquez

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