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6/4/2021 01:33:10 PMSome old web pages were accessing 192.168.0.204. The new database is at 192.168.1.204 due to the new firewall. I added an entry called database in the /etc/hosts file to point to 192.168.1.204. I changed all the old reference to the word database instead of a specific IP address.
6/4/2021 11:53:07 AMI just looked at the list of banned ips. Someone is trying to connect to port 21 from different IP addresses. When they connect, a C++ program sends the message 220 Microsoft FTP Server, then bans that IP address. Damn hackers. Someone is trying hard to hack in right now. 22 different IP addresses banned this week.
6/4/2021 11:49:19 AMYesterday, I noticed in the access logs that the website wlwmanifest.xml was showing up a lot. Researching it, I found that this is a file that some hacker vulnerability scanners use to determine if I'm running wordpress. I added this to the list of mouse traps that will cause the person to get permanently banned from the server.
6/4/2021 11:46:41 AMI ran nginx -t and saw small errors in the .conf files of several websites. I fixed them all. It was simple things line a ; missing or an unneeded = sign.