speaking of security

From: Rod-Lists 
I may be putting up a new drupal site and updating another.
Not sure if I will host my own or pay for hosting. But I'm looking for good ip map solutions to block problem areas like China & Eastern Europe.
Any suggestions?

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 If you host your own and have access to iptables, you can use the geo-ip module. You can poll the Maxmind db free once a month. Or you could more properly do it at your border router if your network was designed as such. There are certain parts of the Internet that you don't ever want to exchange packets with. I don't have a solution for shared hosting where you don't control the actual server, I don't play in that world any longer. Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://www.enigmail.net/ iEYEARECAAYFAlB//OEACgkQABP1RO+tr2RFTACfe3yQtkRgrIfAOj5RfQypquSF 1/gAn07HeZxYTygHVXHuEs1HZkk7m6/F =p1+h -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ I would suggest CSF / LFD for you. There are options to block by country codes and its really easy to control. LFD will also stop brute force attempts as it monitors several logs and if it detects X number of failed attempts on Y service it will add a drop rule to iptables on that IP. http://www.configserver.com/cp/csf.html Its a really awesome suite of tools.