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Manual Pages  — LIBBLACKLIST

NAME

blacklist_open, blacklist_close, blacklist_r, blacklist, blacklist_sa blacklist_sa_r – Blacklistd notification library

CONTENTS

LIBRARY

libblacklist

SYNOPSIS

#include <blacklist.h>

struct blacklist *
blacklist_open(void);

void
blacklist_close(struct blacklist *cookie);

int
blacklist(int action, int fd, const char *msg);

int
blacklist_r(struct blacklist *cookie, int action, int fd, const char *msg);

int
blacklist_sa(int action, int fd, const struct sockaddr *sa, socklen_t salen, const char *msg);

int
blacklist_sa_r(struct blacklist *cookie, int action, int fd, const struct sockaddr *sa, socklen_t salen, const char *msg);

DESCRIPTION

These functions can be used by daemons to notify blacklistd(8) about successful and failed remote connections so that blacklistd can block or release port access to prevent Denial of Service attacks.

The function blacklist_open() creates the necessary state to communicate with blacklistd(8) and returns a pointer to it, or NULL on failure.

The blacklist_close() function frees all memory and resources used.

The blacklist() function sends a message to blacklistd(8), with an integer action argument specifying the type of notification, a file descriptor fd specifying the accepted file descriptor connected to the client, and an optional message in the msg argument.

The action parameter can take these values:
BLACKLIST_AUTH_FAIL
  There was an unsuccessful authentication attempt.
BLACKLIST_AUTH_OK
  A user successfully authenticated.
BLACKLIST_ABUSIVE_BEHAVIOR
  The sending daemon has detected abusive behavior from the remote system. The remote address should be blocked as soon as possible.
BLACKLIST_BAD_USER
  The sending daemon has determined the username presented for authentication is invalid. The blacklistd(8) daemon compares the username to a configured list of forbidden usernames and blocks the address immediately if a forbidden username matches. (The BLACKLIST_BAD_USER support is not currently available.)

The blacklist_r() function is more efficient because it keeps the blacklist state around.

The blacklist_sa() and blacklist_sa_r() functions can be used with unconnected sockets, where getpeername(2) will not work, the server will pass the peer name in the message.

By default, syslogd(8) is used for message logging. The internal bl_create() function can be used to create the required internal state and specify a custom logging function.

RETURN VALUES

The function blacklist_open() returns a cookie on success and NULL on failure setting errno to an appropriate value.

The functions blacklist(), blacklist_sa(), and blacklist_sa_r() return 0 on success and -1 on failure setting errno to an appropriate value.

SEE ALSO

blacklistd.conf(5), blacklistd(8)

AUTHORS

Christos Zoulas

LIBBLACKLIST (3) May 5, 2017

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