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Finding Abusive Users with netstat


There is no substitute for netstat...
If you run any type of service accessible from the Internet, sooner or later someone will abuse it. You'll notice it by a slow response from your server, increased bandwidth usage, or a total denial of service. You can solve this problem manually each time it happens, or you can write a script that helps identify and block access to the abusers.

Whenever someone makes a connection to your server, the connection can be listed with the netstat command. I will demonstrate how to use this command to locate troublesome users.
 read more | mail this link | score:7644 | -Ray, March 2, 2005
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