> -----Original Message----- > From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On > Behalf Of Keith Keller > Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 7:39 PM > To: centos at centos.org > Subject: Re: [CentOS] .htaccess file > > 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. > [Thomas E Dukes] Its not necessarily the load on my server, but the bandwidth on my dsl. > 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. > [Thomas E Dukes] I have a fire stick on my network that I stream movies. Getting beatup by badbots isn't helping. > 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. [Thomas E Dukes] I have all the jails setup for the services I'm running. Not sure its working. Not getting any emails. Thanks!!