Updating firewall rules over telnet interface?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by EmmEff, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. EmmEff

    EmmEff Network Guru Member

    I want a machine behind my router to update the firewall rules on the router. I presume using some automated telnet client this should be possible. Any pointers? Thanks.
  2. EmmEff

    EmmEff Network Guru Member

    Followup to my own post... there's a Perl Net::Telnet module which appears to allow scripting telnet sessions.

    I plan on writing a script that will parse my Postfix mail server logs, find offending spammers, and block their IPs temporarily.

    I'll update this thread later with a script if I can figure out the iptables syntax to block hosts.
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