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What are the Steps to Install BFD (Brute Force Detection)?

BFD operates in affiliation with the APF firewall.So you need to make sure that APF is already

Installed on your server.Once that is done ,you can refer the following steps to install BFD:

Step I – SSH into your hosting server as root.

Step II – Create a temporary directory for storing the downloaded files

mkdir /root/myfiles
cd /root/myfiles

Step III – Using the below command, you must download BFD from rfxnetworks:


Step IV – Extract the files onto the server and make changes to the new directory:

tar -xvzf bfd-current.tar.gz
cd bfd-1.4

Step V – Using the below command you must run the installation file:


You should be able to see a similar message as shown below :

.: BFD installed
Install path: /usr/local/bfd
Config path: /usr/local/bfd/conf.bfd
Executable path: /usr/local/sbin/bfd

You go through the documentation containing details on configuration of BFD and making use of the APF firewall rules in affiliation. You can configure it according to your requirements and then fire the below command :

/usr/local/sbin/bfd -s

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