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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    APF or CSF for cloud.

    Which one is most effective on a cloud and has least impact on performance. Also does anyone have detailed instructions for installation on Centos via ssh.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    California, USA
    I prefer CSF over APF, and it all depends on how you set it up imho. Just don't use CC based blocking if you want a low impact. CentOS is pretty straight forward for both, afair they both have a install script, but I haven't used APF in quite a while. Switched to CSF and haven't looked back. If you google for installation tutorials, I am sure you will find quite a few. In closing though, I find CSF has more "features/options", and a bit better control, but its all about personal preference.
    Last edited by Silent-X; 05-24-2011 at 06:27 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    I prefer APF, I find that LFD causes more problems than good with run away scripts.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Italy - Rome
    CSF are good for clustering, if you block IP in one node can be also blocked easy to another node.

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    In my experience, APF has had odd issues after running for a prolonged period of time and begins to block legitimate requests until it is restarted. Give CSF a shot, I'm sure you'll be happy with it. If you are using CPanel on a cloud server, there is a gui for configuring CSF that APF lacks.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Tested both and we took CSF at the end, it is commonly installed in our centos servers with cpanel.
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  7. #7
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    Feb 2003
    North Hollywood, CA
    build a firewall in the cloud! I like apf been using it for ages no idea if its been updated tho. pfSense user here.
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Thanks guys, went with CSF, came with an easy virtualmin module

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