Want To Ban Spammers? 8 Easy Steps

Feb 20, 2008

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2. Install Iptables if it's not installed (apt-get install iptables on redhat/centos)

3. In WHM under "# ConfigServer Security&Firewall" click on firewall deny ips

4. Open a 2nd window, Goto Main >> Server Status >> Apache Status

5. Check if there are any spammers with lots of connections to a specific file, that's how I got a lot of the IP's.

6. Goto http://ws.arin.net/whois/?queryinput=99.225.243.201

7. Enter the IP you found at "Server Status" and enter it at ws.arin.net to get the proper CIDR which you can easily add to your CSF deny hosts file (which is open in another window)

8. Get a tea and watch the server status closely.

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2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> harris3943@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> yumyyelow@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> gloverlm@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> debilu@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> mosleyclan4@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> 61369@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> melabong@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> k_mcmull@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> anniern@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> bannaj1@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> lizzied@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> gillumd@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> pfeiferk36@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> mommyof2@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> tongem@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> whitsonswrecker@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> mmal63@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> goosynina1@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> malenat@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> jlhk@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> tawndawn@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> usnssn@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> crazybutcute0304@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> thomas0421@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> mercibw@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> crouch1966@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> pj16@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> alba93@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> sassyd69@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> bettysue57@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> jimfiscus@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> nvonalme@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> breweragency@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]
2007-01-23 03:12:40 1H99Fz-0004wl-RV -> annaksimpson@bellsouth.net R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp H=mx00.mail.bellsouth.net [205.152.58.32]

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