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TonyL
08-21-2007, 08:47 AM
I don't know if our systems would permit it, but I would like to see iptables available to more easily control access to client web sites.

Cheers -- Tony

WestHost - MCox
08-21-2007, 01:10 PM
Tony,

Because iptables works on a server-wide level, it cannot be made available within an individual VPS on our system. There is the "IP Filtering" option available within all Site Managers that can be used to help manage who can access the site.

You can also use .htaccess files with deny rules to help in managing site accesses. Using this method you would be able to set up scripts and such to automatically update the rules for you. You could even build a control panel for yourself with a Perl or Php script that would update the .htaccess rules.