Tag: ipsec

Part 3: Blocking Bad Hosts – Blocking Them, Easily (CLI Edition)

In part two, I showed you how to use the Local Security Policy GUI to block the bad guys. There were a lot of pretty pictures for those that prefer the GUI. In this version, I’ll show you how to accomplish the same thing from the command line. This is my preferred method.  It is much simpler to automate and explain.

By following the steps below, you will be able to create a new policy and manage the filter lists and actions. The goal here will be to put all these pieces together into a nice tidy package that is fully automated. Read more

Part 2: Blocking Bad Hosts – Blocking Them, Easily (GUI Edition)

In part two, I want to show how you can quickly setup an ipsec policy to block the bad hosts you identified in part one. While many methods can be used to block hosts, using the Local Security Policy (secpol.msc) and ipsec is a simple method which can be fully automated.

By following the steps below, you will be able to create a new policy and manage the filter lists and actions. In part three, I will explain how this can be done from the command line for all you CLI warriors. This tutorial should be accurate for: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Server 2003, 2008, 2008R2 (possibly even 2000) Read more