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Firewall Management with Vesta Control Panel.

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The Firewall is a very important tool for security in your server choosing who can and cannot enter into your Hostwinds server. The Firewall manager has a simple layout to add, delete, and edit any firewall rules. In this guide will go through all of these options and how to operate each one.

 

How to add a Firewall Rule

 

Step 1: Navigate to the Firewall Section in the top navigation bar.

Step 2: Select the green plus button to add a rule.

Step 3: Fill in the details as indicated and press “Add”

Step 4: Once you add the new firewall rule you will get a message that says “Rule has been created successfully.”

 

Step 5: Once you go back to the main firewall page you will see your new firewall rule.

 

 

How to Edit a Firewall Rule

 

Step 1: Navigate to the Firewall Section in the top navigation bar.

Step 2: Hover over the the correct Firewall rule that you would like to edit and select “Edit”.

Step 3: Modify the details that you would like to edit in the Firewall Rule and select “Save”.

Step 4: Once you finish the edit you will see this message: “Changes have been saved.”

 

Step 5: Once you go back to the main firewall page you will see your edited firewall rule.

 

 

How to Suspend a Firewall Rule

 

Step 1: Navigate to the Firewall Section in the top navigation bar.

Step 2: Hover over the the correct Firewall rule that you would like to suspend and select “Suspend”.

Step 3: You will be asked confirmation to suspend this firewall rule. Click “OK”.

Step 4: You should now see that the firewall rule is grayed out for being suspended.

Step 5: To unsuspend the firewall rule you would just need to go through the same process.

 
 

 

How to Delete a Firewall Rule

 

Step 1: Navigate to the Firewall Section in the top navigation bar.

Step 2: Hover over the the correct Firewall rule that you would like to delete and select “Delete”.

Step 3: You will be asked confirmation to delete this firewall rule. Click “OK”.

You will not receive an confirmation message that the firewall rule was deleted by you see that it is no longer in the list. 

 

 

What is Fail2Ban

 

When you install Vesta Control Panel on to your server a Fail2Ban is automatically configured into the firewall management. There is a button you can press to see all of the IPs that were banned.

What does this feature do? It will automatically ban any IP that tries to many attempts to log into your server. If there is an IP that tries several time to log into your server and fails then it will automatically ban that IP. 

If there is an IP that accidentally made it onto the list then you can easily delete any IP that is on the list by pressing the delete button.

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