Using blocklist with iptables and firewalld

If you have any kind of server connected to the Internet, you are no doubt aware that no matter how small or unimportant it might seem, it is frequently probed, tested or subject to various attempts at abuse. These attacks come from so many malicious hosts that it is impossible to keep track by hand. So I started looking for a way to implement an automated blocklist to use with iptables and firewalld which I use on my servers.

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How to setup and secure Telegraf, InfluxDB and Grafana on Linux

The tutorial is for Red Hat family server distributions like CentOS 7.x, Red Hat 7.x, Fedora29 or newer (current version is 32), etc.

For Debian family server distributions like (Debian, Ubuntu etc.) I recommend to read this article: How To Setup Telegraf InfluxDB and Grafana on Linux, however it does not contain the own domain and fail2ban setup.

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Linux Resources usage monitoring

Capacity planning involves predicting what the capacity requirements for a system will be in future, and planning how to meet these requirements. Monitoring system resource use is important for capacity planning, because it establishes whether existing resource use is approaching capacity limits.

In Linux you can use a range of tools to monitor system resource use. These include the top, ps, pstree, vmstat, sar and free commands.

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