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  1. Update - It was recommended that I try firefox-esr instead of the standard firefox, so I uninstalled firefox & tried firefox-esr & it worked. So please ignore this thread.
  2. On a new FreeBSD installation running xorg with xfce, after a fresh install, when attempting to run firefox from either root or a user account, firefox fails to start & returns this error - 'Error: GDK_BACKEND does not match available displays'. Obviously, a display problem of some type, but I am not clear on what to do about it? After extensive googling, I found a number of 'fixes' that suggest running some variation of - export DISPLAY=:0 But FreeBSD does not have an 'export' command, so this just produces a 'command not found' error. Anyone know how to fix this GDK_BACKEND error for firefox on FreeBSD or Linux?
  3. Update - I did find a reference to this in Rolex in China - 'Rolex is one of the watch brands who firstly enter Chinese market in early liberation days of China. For quite a long period of time, Rolex is the only brand of watch that Chinese people can think of when they wanted to buy luxury watches. Nowadays, Rolex still enjoy the high reputation it gained in those days.' This quote clearly references Rolex's late 20th Century Asian marketing strategy to plant the Rolex name in the minds of the Chinese people, so that once they were free to make money & had disposable income, they would equate wealth with the Rolex brand & purchase Rolex watches. But I am still searching for some of those pics of Tienanmen Square with Rolex advertising banners.
  4. Do any of you old-timers recall seeing the photos of Tiananmen Square with Rolex banners plastered all around it? This is going back some 25-30 years, before the Chinese government permitted its citizens to own luxury goods (like Rolex). This was big news at the time because everyone thought Rolex, generally known for having brilliant marketing people, had lost its mind spending large amounts of money advertising to a population that was specifically prohibited from owning their goods. Of course, a couple of years later, when the government changed its mind & began permitting luxury companies to sell in China, everyone declared Rolex's marketing strategy to be a brilliant coup. Anyway, google used to be full of photos of the Rolex banners in Tiananmen Square, but now, after searching through google, yahoo & youtube, I am coming up empty. Not a single pic or reference. Anyone know of an existing photo online?
  5. The $64,000 question remains - How do I block them on a freeBSD server, when /.htaccess & pf.conf failed?
  6. Thanks & that may be useful in the future once I figure out how to block these 2 single IPs.
  7. Does this tell you if I need to reconfigure that line in pc.conf -
  8. Unfortunately, service does not appear to be installed on our server either. I may be grabbing at straws, but I wonder if the bolded line from post 14 in your original web link refers to a port number? # External ext_if = "em1" set loginterface $ext_if set block-policy drop The reason I ask is because pf.conf seems to be running, but it has no affect on these IPs. & I am not sure what "em1" is? If it is a port, how do I know it is the correct port for our server?
  9. I followed the instructions in post 14 from that 'how to block ip in freebsd' (creating a new pf.conf) & got it running, but it has no affect on these IPs. They continue processing some type of mail program. Any other suggestions? Or, do you know any BSD admins who would be willing to take a look? At this point, whatever it is that these miscreants are running on our server, it is slowing the server to a crawl.
  10. I do not know if this will be relevant for your experience, but the server's firewall is /etc/ipf.rules. The guy who setup the server configured the ipf.rules to block all logins except my local IP. So whenever I change my IP (roughly monthy), I have to edit ipf.rules to reflect this, so I can login for maintenance. Up until a few days ago, for the 20 years the server has been online, I have never seen anyone able to do what these guys are doing. Anyway, is there anything similar to your iptables command that will work for ipf.rules? I think you are on to something.... I did find a pf.conf, but the commands listed on that web page are a bit too advanced for me since it has been so long since I dabbled. Question - In post 14 on that page, I am confused when the author says ' Paste this into a new copy of your '/etc/pf.conf''. Do you think he means to replace the original pf.conf or just copy/paste his code into the existing pf.conf?
  11. Thank you for your time & please let me know if you can think of any other options.
  12. Without sudo, I got: iptables: Command not found
  13. While that IP is active on the server, I issued the sudo command 3 times to be sure I was not mistyping it, but it returned: sudo: not found I also tried it as root, but got: sudo: Command not found
  14. docthor - Will this permanently block the IP? Also, while that IP is nearly constant, there are a handful of others that appear once every few hours, so can I use the same command for them, too. In the meantime, thank you!