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Banning IPs from Apache?

Duane Morin <dmorin at> wrote:
> Recently I'm experiencing nasty load problems on my home web
> server for reasons I have yet to determine.  But I do see that
> my access logs are full of the usual worm traffic.  Can
> somebody point me in the right direction (or just give me the
> quick tutorial) on whether I can tell Linux or Apache ASAP
> "here's a bunch of IPs that I dont want you to respond to at
> all?"  What's the optimal way of making sure that these hits
> don't kill your server (or even interfere with its usual
> operation)?

Stupid question, but how do you know in advance where hits from worms will come
from? Or are you getting massive hits from the same addresses repeatedly?

- Bob

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