Firewall-IPTables-Block or Unblock IP Address

Linux-CentOS-Firewall-IPTables

 

How do I block an IP address or subnet under Linux operating system?
In order to block an IP on your Linux server you need to use iptables tools (administration tool for IPv4 packet filtering and NAT) and netfilter firewall. First you need to log into shell as root user. To block an IP address you need to type the iptables command as follows:

 

Syntax to block an IP address under Linux

iptables -A INPUT -s IP-ADDRESS -j DROP

How Do I Unblock An IP Address?

Use the following syntax (the -d options deletes the rule from table):
# iptables -D INPUT -s xx.xxx.xx.xx -j DROP
# iptables -D INPUT -s 65.55.44.100 -j DROP
# service iptables save

 

Replace IP-ADDRESS with your actual IP address. For example, if you wish to block an ip address 65.55.44.100 for whatever reason then type the command as follows:
# iptables -A INPUT -s 65.55.44.100 -j DROP

CentOS / RHEL / Fedora Block An IP And Save It To Config File

Type the following two command:
# iptables -A INPUT -s 65.55.44.100 -j DROP
# service iptables save