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Linux Firewalls by Michael Rash

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Responding to Attacks with psad

Now that we have our tempered our discussion with an acknowledgment of the trade-offs present in a system that is configured to automatically respond to attacks, let us turn to the active response features offered by psad. The main method psad employs to respond to an attack is the dynamic reconfiguration of the local filtering policy so that it blocks all access from an attacker's source IP address for a configurable amount of time.

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