Updating sshguard

Mark Felder feld at FreeBSD.org
Tue May 9 15:44:22 UTC 2017

On Mon, May 8, 2017, at 05:21, Gerard Seibert wrote:
> I was wondering if there was any news regarding updating the "sshguard"
> port, specifically the "sshguard-ipfw" one?
> Version 2.0 was released March 7, 2017. The ports system still has
> version 1.7.1. Moreover, the new version has a fix for the ipfw backend
> on FreeBSD 11.
> -- 
> Carmel

The version in ports works with IPFW in FreeBSD 11, you just have to
manually define the sshguard table(22) in your IPFW config. I assume
you're already manually choosing where in your firewall rules to block
the traffic from these abusers, so just add the table creation to your
IPFW config and it will work fine.

As Kurt pointed out, the update is non-trivial and I haven't had enough
time to dig into it. If I blindly update the port without enough testing
and people install the update and it's no longer blocking abusers...
that would be bad.

  Mark Felder
  ports-secteam & portmgr member
  feld at FreeBSD.org

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