How to add iptables ip blocklists to Plesk 10.4.4 (CentOS)?

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http://serverfault.com – I'm trying to figure out the best way to add ip blocklists to my Plesk 10.4.4 server (CentOS). It's a simple Virtual Server I recently acquired thru my hosting company. I've used .htaccess files in the past to block ip address ranges; ip ranges were from Wizcrafts.net - over at http://www.wizcrafts.net/nigerian-blocklist.html for example. But, that only blocks http/https access. Plesk has a decent Firewall module, but that only allows you to enter in one line at a time. I've heard of APF, but I'm afraid of trying to install it with Plesk, as there are many ports that should remain open for u (HowTos)