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Block WordPress xmlprc.php DDOS attacks using Fail2Ban

Few days ago, my friend’s WordPress website went down. After investigation, I have figured out that it was receiving massive amount of posts requests to the xmlrpc.php file, which brings the apache and mysql to eat up all the system resources and the website crashed. Fortunately, I have figured out the way to mitigate this attack using Fail2Ban, which I’ll share in this post.

Install the Fail2Ban package using the following command:

apt-get install fail2ban iptables

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Initial Settings after installing the CentOS 7

1) To change the hostname permanently, edit the following file:

sudo vi /etc/hostname

centos7

Here you can simply put the name of your system (in my case, I have assigned it CentOS-7):

centos7 (1)

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