Mod_Security and Mod_Evasive

Support for security such as Firewalls and securing linux
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Mod_Security and Mod_Evasive

Post by clendanielc » 2014/08/11 18:48:43

Hi Everyone:

Im really excited about the new CentOS . A little bit of a learning curve in terms of commands to enable services at startup and restarting services. Not to mention the firewall instead of iptables. Which brings me to a question that I have for you all. How intuitive is the firewalld? I host a series of Apache servers running CentOS 6.5 and I have Mod_Security and Mod_Evasive installed on all of them. Are these mod's even needed if I run Apache on CentOS 7? I've studied the firewall and I see ways where you can setup zones to do what both Mod's can do but is it easier to just install and enable the mod's?

Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Mod_Security and Mod_Evasive

Post by TrevorH » 2014/08/11 20:47:51

I don't believe that firewalld negates the usefulness of either mod_security nor mod_evasive. The fact that mod_security is now part of base/updates sort of implies that Redhat think the same. EPEL still contains mod_evasive.
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