HowTo : Install and Configure Fail2ban on CentOS/Ubuntu

This article describes how to install and configure Fail2ban on CentOS/Ubuntu and similar Linux distributions, how to protect SSH server from brute-force attacks and how to manually unban IP address that was banned by Fail2Ban.

HowTo : Disable The Iptables Firewall in CentOS/RHEL

Iptables is a built in firewall in most Linux distributions.

Sometimes it is required to stop iptables for troubleshooting the network related problems.

In this article you'll learn how to check the current status of the iptables firewall, and how to disable or enable it in CentOS, RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), Fedora and similar distributions.

HowTo : Disable SELinux

SELinux is an access control tool that is installed and activated by default in such Linux distributions like RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), CentOS and Fedora.

If you've setup a new system, or installed some new application and it is not working, then you have to check SELinux, because it may be the cause of the problem.

In this article you'll learn how to check the current status of SELinux, how to disable or enable SELinux temporarily or permanently.

Detecting FTP Brute Force Attack

Here are some simple commands that may help to detect attempts to hack your FTP server with a brute-force "password guessing" attack.