[ic] Running a system command in a perl tag?

Peter peter at pajamian.dhs.org
Mon Jan 21 01:50:48 UTC 2013

On 21/01/13 13:55, Mike Heins wrote:
> Quoting IC (ic at tvcables.co.uk):
>>> This is a really bad idea, even if you could get it to work you'd be
>>> blowing away loads of security in Interchange to accomplish it, we're
>>> not just talking about poking a small hole in security to accomplish
>>> what you want, we're talking about blowing away massive amounts of it.
>>> Tell us what you're trying to accomplish and maybe we can come up with a
>>> better solution that doesn't require compromising your entire box at a
>>> root level to do it.
>>> Peter
>> Hi Peter,
>> The issue I have is persistent sql injection type attacks causing load on
>> the server, I can easily detect these within IC and wanted a way to
>> temporarily auto ban the IP using csf, at the moment I have do it manually.
>> The attacks appear as IC searches, they don't achieve anything except
>> slowing the server down, as I can easily detect them within IC it seemed
>> like a good idea to use a script within IC.
>> Any suggestions on other ways to tackle it would be welcome.
> I have usually done something with a once-a-minute cron job or a daemon
> in those types of cases.

Right, just dump the IPs you want to ban to a file and read them in from
a shell script (or perl script, or whatever) run from a root cron job.


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