So.. A couple questions. Is there a way to instruct BBBS to flush/close all open
connections without restarting the PC? (I know, not a solution)
I rarely have to reboot my linux system... I do have to take _bbbsd_ down now and then and restart it.. Have you tried that rather than rebooting?
Is there a more effective way to manage and eliminate spam/bot connections?
I check my logs often and when I see a particular obnoxious bot type connection, I use this IPTables line:
iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp -m string --string "yandex.com" --algo kmp -j REJECT
Works over here... you would of course replace yandex.com with the nasty bot hitting you :) Hope this helps..
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