Basic APF Commands

In this Dedicated Hosting tutorial we will cover basic APF commands. The basic commands include Allowing IP’s, Blocking IP’s, and Unblocking IP’s. After explaining what the command does, we will show you an example of the APF Command.

Note that you will require root access in order to use these commands.

Allowing IP Addresses in APF

  1. Log into your server via SSH.
  2. Here is a breakdown of the the APF command for allowing IP’s in APF:
    apf -a &ltip> &ltcomment>

    Below is an example of the command (highlighted in red) in your shell instance:

    root@ded999 [~]# apf -a 123.456.789 Allowing Office IP

Blocking IP Addresses in APF

  1. Log into your server via SSH.
  2. Here is a breakdown of the the APF command for blocking IP’s in APF:
    apf -d <ip> <comment>

    Below is an example of the command (highlighted in red) in your shell instance:

    root@ded999 [~]# apf -d 123.456.789 Blocking Office IP

Unblocking IP Addresses in APF

  1. Log into your server via SSH.
  2. Here is a breakdown of the the APF command for unblocking IP’s in APF:
    apf -u <ip>

    Below is an example of the command (highlighted in red) in your shell instance:

    root@ded999 [~]# apf -u 123.456.789

Congratulations, now you are familiar with the basic APF including Allowing IP’s, Blocking IP’s, and Unblocking IP’s.

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