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IPset takes 15 second to load 1000 rules, how can I make it more efficient? [migrated]

I have CentOS 7, Plesk 12, 8GB RAM VPS. I have around 1000 rules in my IPtables to block abusive users. But when reloading IPtables it takes 15 seconds to reload all 1000 rules. First of all, is it ...
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Rate Limiting Individual URL Requests

I have a Flask application I’m developing that relies heavily on external website interaction and is initiated by the end-user. If I leave the application without any sort of bandwidth control/rate ...
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Is this really GoogleBot, or is this a spammer?

I found this IP in my access log posting repeatedly thousands of times. Is this really GoogleBot, or is it a spammer? I hesitate to block it. 185.62.188.98 - - [13/May/2015:18:54:33 -0400] "POST ...
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Block a random domain pointing at my dedicated IP

I have a random domain name which has it's A record going to my dedicated IP. Therefore duplicating content. Is there a way I can disable the domain at IP level maybe in iptables? I have a .htaccess ...
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Which tools can help limit maximum page view per IP to limit scrapers and bots?

I would like to prevent scrapers grabbing all my content except Google, Bing and other search engines. I am thinking of going with Fail2ban and limiting hits from an IP maybe at around 1000 per day. ...
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How to block malicious requests before they reach Apache?

I have a RESTful web service that gets hit by a large number of requests coming from various IPs with dummy logins and random inputs. I have already denied these requests at the HTTP level (using the ...