about modsecurity

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by cookie, May 15, 2008.

  1. cookie

    cookie Alien

    what is modsecurity.org

    and is it ok If I ask it to be installed in my vps?

    thanks
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Moderator

    Hello Internetbrother,

    Modsecurity is what they call an application firewall. It has rulesets and scans incoming traffic. When that traffic meets one of those rules it blocks it.

    It's a good thing to have as it will even block some known applications hacks and unused protocols but you have to be very diligent for a while checking the log to make sure that legitimate traffic is not being blocked and then you have to add exceptions to the rules if it is.

    Hope that helps!
     

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