I'm running linux/apache, and I'm using this to block an ip
iptables -A INPUT -s 85.158 -j DROP
But my mail filter program still says it's still getting connections from that ip, and it overwhelms the system:
Mar 31 08:37:19 : Rejected connection from 18.104.22.168:11449 (busy), ceiling is 5 slots
Mar 31 08:37:19 : Rejected connection from 22.214.171.124:55879 (busy), ceiling is 5 slots
I also use apf, and have blocked it through that,
/usr/local/sbin/apf -d 85.158.
but it's still getting through.
Any ideas on what to do or why this isn't working?
Does iptables have to be restarted or anything? If so, how?