- Check logs and block all suspect ips
- Check tcp connections and make sure no unwanted ips or ports are listed
What criteria for IPs to be "suspected" and I don't really understand what it's meant by "Check tcp connections and make sure no unwanted ips or ports are listed".
Would any of the above block IPs that open many connections to my server such as spiders OR people that constantly hammer my server? I've noticed a big decline in the number of guests browsing my forum, thought many IPs (of my regular visitors) may have been banned.
I just want to make sure that those optional services performed doesn't block innocent visitors Cheers.