[asterisk-users] Asterisk secure fine tune - stop attack

motty cruz motty.cruz at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 11:32:36 CDT 2014

Thank you all for your support, your suggestions are welcome.

On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 9:26 AM, Chris Bagnall <asterisk at lists.minotaur.cc>

> On 4/9/14 4:58 pm, Eric Wieling wrote:
>> If we don't need to allow access from outside the USA we block access
>> from all non-ARIN IP addresses by using iptables.   This takes care of at
>> least 80% of attacks.
> Likewise here (though RIPE rather than ARIN, since we're the other side of
> the pond).
> You can also take it a bit further: if, for example, you know what ISP(s)
> your dynamic clients are using, you can limit connections to the IP ranges
> those ISP(s) use - look up their ranges on he.net's BGP looking glass if
> you need to find out what ranges they're using.
> Another thing I've been playing with of late is using iptables' string
> matching functionality to block user agents of known attack vectors:
> 'sipcli', 'sipvicious', 'friendly-scanner', etc.
> This seems to work remarkably well, though what impact it has on net
> performance under load remains to be seen.
> Kind regards,
> Chris
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