Contributed Utilities

This section contains pointers to tools and utilities developed by others for use with BlockHosts.

For any questions or comments on these utilities, please contact the original author of each of these tools.


crontab for non inetd/xinetd services

I have some non xinetd services, such as dovecot for both pop3 and imap
I know I can set them up in xinetd.
However I think it's safe enough to run blockhosts in cron,in order to update the firewall/hosts rules periodically.

in /etc/cron.d/blockhosts :

#every 5 min
*/5 * * * * root /usr/bin/