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[CSF] ConfigServer Security & Firewall installation on DirectAdmin

ValentineValentine Member
edited February 2020 in Performance and Security


ConfigServer Security & Firewall (CSF) is a suite of scripts provides:
  • A straight-forward SPI iptables firewall script;
  • A daemon process that checks for Login Authentication;
  • A Control Panel configuration interface;
  • ... and much more!
The tutorial was prepared with our "CentOS 7 + DirectAdmin" template and is meant to work on our self-managed virtual private servers.

0. Preliminary requirements:
  • "CentOS 7 + DirectAdmin" template installed on server;
  • Fully updates server software (yum update).

1. CSF installation

Installation of CSF is quite straightforward because it preconfigured to work with DirectAdmin:
cd /usr/src
wget https://download.configserver.com/csf.tgz
tar -xzf csf.tgz
cd csf
sh install.sh
2. CSF configuration

After installation CSF starts in testing mode and there are a couple of things to take care of. First of all, you have to log in to your DirectAdmin. By default, the address is:

http://your-server-ip:2222

After successfully login you should select "ConfigServer Firewall&Security":



You should now see that there are two notices that we need to take care of. So select "ConfigServer Firewall" and then select "Firewall Configuration":



First, we will turn off testing mode:



And then we should restrict syslog/rsyslog access:



After these changes press the button "Change" at the bottom of the page and "Restart csf+lfd" afterward.

That is it, now you have a fully working ConfigServer firewall. For more information regarding CSF please visit their Read me page.

Comments

  • Installing ConfigServer Security & Firewall (CSF) on DirectAdmin is a prudent move to bolster server security. CSF provides a robust defense mechanism against threats, offering features like IP blocking and connection tracking. Its integration with DirectAdmin streamlines management, ensuring a comprehensive and user-friendly approach to safeguarding your server environment.

  • @Valentine said:
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    ConfigServer Security & Firewall (CSF) is a suite of scripts provides:* A straight-forward SPI iptables firewall script;

    • A daemon process that checks for Login Authentication;

    • A Control Panel configuration interface;

    • ... and much more!

    The tutorial was prepared with our "CentOS 7 + DirectAdmin" template and is meant to work on our self-managed virtual private servers.

    1. Preliminary requirements:* "CentOS 7 + DirectAdmin" template installed on server;
    • Fully updates server software (yum update).
    1. CSF installation

    Installation of CSF is quite straightforward because it preconfigured to work with DirectAdmin:cd /usr/src

    wget https://download.configserver.com/csf.tgz

    tar -xzf csf.tgz

    cd csf

    sh install.sh

    1. CSF configuration

    After installation CSF starts in testing mode and there are a couple of things to take care of. First of all, you have to log in to your DirectAdmin. By default, the address is:

    http://your-server-ip:2222

    After successfully login you should select "ConfigServer Firewall&Security":

    You should now see that there are two notices that we need to take care of. So select "ConfigServer Firewall" and then select "Firewall Configuration":

    (Image)

    First, we will turn off testing mode:

    And then we should restrict syslog/rsyslog access:

    (Image)

    After these changes press the button "Change" at the bottom of the page and "Restart csf+lfd" afterward.

    That is it, now you have a fully working ConfigServer firewall. For more information regarding CSF please visit their Read me page.

    thank you so much good informetion

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