Automatically add IP address to automatic blacklist

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Post by wscmtts » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:44 pm

it seems we're suffering from a resource exhaustion problem (Java OutOfMemory). And I am definilty suffering from too many log entries I don't want to see.

Idea: Add Trigger to add IP address to automatic blacklist when Web User tries to login with suspicious user name like "root" (regex at best). This would save the system from the additional 20 passwords they try and from the additional 20 other users they try. This would reduce log size and if my observations are correct each failed login uses up some memory. If the garbage collector is too slow or is using too much CPU the OutOfMemory exception occurs (presuming there is no memory leak). Then the GA services are no longer available.

Unfortunately there is no action available in the trigger to do this and gacmd doesn't offer a command to manipulate the black list, as far as I can see. Is there another way to accomplish this?

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Post by Support_Rick » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:07 am

This would be an Enhancement Request as the auto-blacklist is re-initialized dynamically when new IPs are auto-blacklisted.

Please contact [email protected] and request an Enhancement Request form. It's ideas like this that help make the product better!

Thanks for the input.... and we look forward to getting that ER!
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Post by wscmtts » Tue May 10, 2016 7:16 am
The ER is now submitted.
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