sshd brute force attempts?

Eric heli at
Wed Sep 20 07:29:02 PDT 2006

Elijah Savage wrote:
> Joao Barros wrote:
>> On 9/19/06, Dan Mahoney, System Admin <danm at> wrote:
>>> Hey all,
>>> I've looked around and found several linux-centric things designed to
>>> block brute-force SSH attempts.  Anyone out there know of something a
>>> bit
>>> more BSD savvy?
> I use /usr/ports/security/denyhost
> It was very easy to install and setup the config file is commented so
> well and has so many different parameters. I get reports like this
> anytime my thresholds are crossed.
> Added the following hosts to /etc/hosts.deniedssh:
> (

another vote for denyhost. it works well and stops the attacks. Even tho
i use keys and not passwords, i still use it.

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