Paul Schmehl pauls at
Sat Jul 14 22:38:45 UTC 2007

--On July 14, 2007 1:03:24 PM +0300 Bazy <bazy at> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> Do any of you use mod_security2?
> An article just came up on HowToForge about it, and I'm skeptic about
> installing it on my FreeBSD box. Is mod_security2 ok? Will it load the
> CPU? Will it make apache22 slow?
> "ModSecurity
> is an Apache module that provides intrusion detection and prevention for
> web applications. It aims at shielding web applications from known and
> unknown attacks, such as SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting,
> path traversal attacks, etc."
I use mod_security on apache13 on a server that gets about 7 million hits 
a month.  I haven't noticed any problems.  I've been using it for several 
years now.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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