Ban an IP Address From The Server Published: Mar 17, 2005
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When you're searching through the Internet you will find endless amounts of information, about everything, and all at your fingertips. The Internet is the largest source of knowledge in the world. Why is this? Because anyone can get their information on t

When you're searching through the Internet you will find endless amounts of information, about everything, and all at your fingertips. The Internet is the largest source of knowledge in the world. Why is this? Because anyone can get their information on there. All you need is a web site and a resource generous web hosting company.

Many people think that getting their website on the Internet is an expensive venture, fortunately though, this need not necessarily be true; if you find the right web host, the benefits of having a web site will definitely outweigh the costs.

There are many different ways to benefit from having a web site, whether it is for personal gain, or to aid your business success. Those who have their own personal websites generally use them to further an interest or a hobby; having a web site is a great way to share and exchange knowledge with others. Businesses on the other hand use a website to promote and market their goods and services, while cutting back on such expenses as postage, couriers and advertising, etc.

These are but a few key benefits of owning a website:

Increased awareness of products and services - Businesses can now greatly expand their markets, no need to constrain the focus to only the local scene, but by using the Internet, businesses can venture into international and regional markets, with greater ease. This dynamically changes the nature and the marketing activities of some businesses, possibly encouraging the business to expand the diversity of its products and services, to meet these new markets. Websites, in their nature, allow hundreds and thousands of items to be on view 24/7; thus encouraging wider viewing, and extended trading hours.

Freedom - With the freedom of being able to post your information on your website, hence on the Internet, at any time of the day; available information of all variations is increasing at a huge rate. The freedom to browse anywhere and interact with anyone is enough to tempt the smallest of businesses and the most introverted of people to get on the Net; hence Net users are increasing in numbers, at an alarming rate, approximately 50,000 per day. Businesses are buzzing on the Net, they have found a way to compete on an even field, with even the largest of corporations; and within a daily increasing customer marketplace.

Cost advantage - Net businesses are extremely aware of how they can profit by being on the Internet; they can advertise their products and services without the huge costs, and delays of printing, publishing and distribution. The market is a global one, which adds greater value to the costs outlaid for promotion and marketing; compared to the limits of offline. E- commerce facilities can be incorporated into the website, transforming 2D screen visuals into user reactive models, for example, consumers can order their products and services online, greatly reducing administration expenses. Reduction of telephone calls to potential customers; follow ups by email; newsletters digitally made, promoted by email or downloadable from the website, with reduction of distribution costs; less promotional material sent out, printed and wasted; extended trading hours without a human presence; are just a few ways to cut costs.

The current opinion is that any business not on the Internet now or in the near future is not only missing out on the rewards of this new and vibrant industry, but is adding itself to the list of "the forgotten".Don't waste time scratching your head wondering what the Internet can do to benefit your business, you will be left behind; instead, think about how you can take advantage of this new and cheap form of industry awareness. Look for a web designer, or web developer, get a quote, and tell them what you need.

By M6.net

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Comments (10)

  • Gravatar - agreseanu vlad
    agreseanu vlad 16:49, October 25, 2005
    how i can ban a intruder? i know his ip<br />
    <br />
  • Gravatar - Dusty
    Dusty 12:49, April 18, 2006
    Do you people really enjoy banning other people,,Is it in your nature to do this.Maybe you should be ban as well to see how it feels.
  • Gravatar - tomofumi
    tomofumi 13:42, September 12, 2006
    Acutally you can save the current iptables entries and keep the setting after reboot by running "service iptables save"
  • Gravatar - jethbrown
    jethbrown 15:14, July 17, 2007
    Is there a way to ban a ip range with APF? Reason I am asking is for banning the Panscient Data Services bot, that seems to hammer my server regularly.<br />
    <br />
    Read about it here: http://web-robot-abuse.blogspot.com/2006/09/panscientdataservices.html<br />
    <br />
    Or is there a way to see the specific IP's they are using to block those?
  • Gravatar - omid
    omid 21:33, October 19, 2007
    how can i delete an ip from the iptables?
  • Gravatar - Jim
    Jim 18:54, September 29, 2008
    When calling IPtables the first argument is the action. So -A is add, so you can guess how deleting is done:<br />
    <br />
    iptales -D <the rest><br />
    <br />
    When i forget <the rest> i always run iptables-save, then you will (save) get a list with all rules in detail with <the rest> info.<br />
    <br />
  • Gravatar - maybe
    maybe 01:31, December 10, 2009
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  • Gravatar - shag
    shag 06:05, December 10, 2009
    I've found that using a .htaccess file is a pretty easy way to handle this. I'm no expert but it seems to work well for me. I created a .htaccess file and placed it above my publicly accessible directories (so it applied to all my sites) and used this...<br />
    # allow all except those indicated here<br />
    <Files *><br />
    order allow,deny<br />
    allow from all<br />
    deny from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx<br />
    deny from .*blahblah\.com.*<br />
    </Files> <br />
    this is on apache of course and I used vim to create and edit the file while I was logged in as root. Like I said, I'm no expert but it worked on my server.
  • Gravatar - mhineqhoe
    mhineqhoe 03:15, January 21, 2010
    plz. give me some IP ban
  • Gravatar - xander
    xander 01:27, January 31, 2010
    how about banning a mac address in cpanel? Is that possible on the server level? Tnx

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