[CentOS] firefox: annoyance

Mon Sep 29 19:16:40 UTC 2014
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 1:57 PM, Always Learning <centos at u62.u22.net> wrote:
>> >
>> > The alternative is to be a willing victim.
>> It's more a question of why you run the service at all.  If blocking
>> people from reaching it doesn't bother you, why not just shut it down?
> Blocking people ?  Data Centre bots that download all or parts of my web
> sites for someone's personal amusement or for commercial gain of their
> customers or simply to find email addresses to use for spamming, are not
> the 'people' I want to attract.

You said you were blocking IPs.  The IPs  you see don't represent
people or even specific devices and you have no way of knowing the

> Why should I tolerate some malicious nutter trying to hack into my web
> servers ? Better to block their IP after the first attempt.

Why tolerate anyone?

   Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell at gmail.com