Jun 142011
 

CSF Messenger offers a TEXT and HTML page to be displayed when a person is blocked in the firewall as well as an image to be displayed. Those can be found at /etc/csf/messenger and can be changed, but CSF will need to be restarted when changed.

  • Upgrade CSF in the server to the latest version from your WHM if available.
  • In command line or WHM CSF plug-in open /etc/csf/csf.conf
  • Search for “MESSENGER” and change it to MESSENGER = “1”
  • In command line add a user using the command useradd csf -s /bin/false
  • Restart CSF and lfd.
  • Confirm this is working by having someone give their IP, block them, restart the CSF and have them go to a page on the server.
  • Files to edit are located here;

    /etc/csf/messenger/index.html
    /etc/csf/messenger/index.text

    README documentation is here: http://www.configserver.com/free/csf/readme.txt

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