[CentOS] .htaccess file

Mon Aug 29 23:38:52 UTC 2016
Keith Keller <kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us>

On 2016-08-29, TE Dukes <tdukes at palmettoshopper.com> wrote:
>> Can you be more specific about the "load" you're trying to mitigate?  Is it
>> really the load on your home system, or is it that attackers are using your
>> bandwidth, or a combination?
> [Thomas E Dukes] 
> I saw that as well but it was a little vague on how to do that.

There are two easy (though not quantitative) tests you can do.

First, look at the load on the server.  If httpd is using a lot of CPU
and putting your load over 1, your main issue is probably the load being
generated by .htaccess reads.

If you have another system on your home network, try a speed test.  If
it performs crappy you probably have a problem with attackers eating
your bandwidth.

You and another poster mentioned fail2ban; if you can get that
configured to watch and protect both sshd and httpd that will help both
problems quite a bit.


kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us