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Deny From -- How do I ban abusers server wide?

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I have banned certain users using Deny From IP address in my sites .htaccess file. How, do I ban abusers "server wide" not just on my site?

I am a Linux/Apache nube so some detail as to the name and location of files I'll need to modify will be appreciated.
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One of the easiest methods to ban an IP address from being able to access your Linux server is to change the route on that IP address.  From the command line, as the superuser or root:

/sbin/route add xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx gw 127.0.0.1

where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address that you want to ban.

This will stay in place until your server has rebooted;  to keep it in place, you'd want to put that line in your system startup.  This location will vary a bit between Linux distributions;  if you are using RedHat Linux, an appropriate location would be to put this at the end of your /etc/rc.d/rc.local file.
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