How to block IP address in Linux – Using IPTables Rule

Using IPTables rules we can block a Single IP address or a block of IP Addresses.

The following command (via ssh) will drop any packet coming from the IP address :

# iptables -I INPUT -s -j DROP

or you can use append

# iptables -A INPUT -s -j DROP

How To Block Subnet (

If your Machines public interface card name is eth1 and if you’d like to block the subnet -Use the following syntax:

# iptables -i eth1 -A INPUT -s -j DROP

How to View Blocked IP Address(es):

Simply use the following command:

# iptables -L -v

How to Save Blocked IP Address(es) in IPTables:

# service iptables save