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Configure Mod Evasive

The goal of this lab is to configure the `mod_evasive` module for the Apache Web Server. First, we install and load `mod_evasive`. Its installation includes a default configuration file with values we can modify. One thing to configure is how many times a person can reload our site until they are denied. The conditions of the lab include the following. * firewalld is already running. * SSH is port 61613 which we need to connect to the server. * Apache is running on port 80. * Port 80 is already open. * SELinux is in enforcing mode. * The front end and back end are both up and running. * The back end is running on port 65535.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Oct 18, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install `mod_evasive`

    sudo yum install mod_evasive
  2. Challenge

    Inform Apache of the New Module

    sudo vim /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

    Make sure conf.d/*.conf is included.

    Go to /etc/httpd/conf.d/`` and make sure we have the configuration file formod_evasive` and that it has a LoadModule directive.

  3. Challenge

    Reduce `DOSSiteCount`

    sudo vim /etc/httpd/conf.d/mod_evasive.conf

    Change the value of DOSSiteCount from 50 to 30.

    Save and close

  4. Challenge

    Test the Configuration

    Open your browser and navigate to http://Server_IP/index.html.

    Refresh the site often in quick succession and confirm the block.

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