[CentOS] .htaccess file

Tue Aug 30 01:16:32 UTC 2016
TE Dukes <tdukes at palmettoshopper.com>

> -----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
> 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
> 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.