Blocking very many (tens of thousands) ip addresses in ipfw
steve at ibctech.ca
Wed Jan 14 09:13:16 PST 2009
Pieter de Goeje wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 January 2009 17:23:25 Artem Kuchin wrote:
>> I need to block around 150000 ip addreses from acccess the server at all
>> at any port. The addesses are random, they are not nets.
>> These are the spammer i want to block for 24 hours.
>> The list is dynamically generated and regenerated every hour or so.
>> What is the most efficient way to do it?
>> At first i thought doing ipfw rules using 5 ips per rule, that would
>> result in 30000 rules! This will be too slow!
>> I need to something really quick and smart. Like matching the first
>> number from ip (195 from 126.96.36.199),
>> if it does not match - skip, if it does - compare the next one
>> and so on.
> Quoting ipfw(8):
> LOOKUP TABLES
> Lookup tables are useful to handle large sparse address sets, typically
> from a hundred to several thousands of entries. There may be up to 128
> different lookup tables, numbered 0 to 127.
> net.inet.ip.fw.dyn_buckets should probably also be increased to efficiently
> handle 150k IPs.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but if the OP is going to drop all
traffic immediately from the 150k IPs, then dyn_buckets shouldn't come
into play, as there is no dynamic rule generated.
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