Illegal access attempt - FreeBSD 5.4 Release - please advise

Adi Pircalabu apircalabu at
Wed Aug 24 16:00:24 GMT 2005

On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 21:22:34 -0700 (PDT)
ro ro <ricking505 at> wrote:

> I took the issue of creating a good firewall quite
> lightly and now I regret that decision.. now I have
> learnt... Can someone provide me with guidance on this
> issue and advise me on next steps to take action
> against such losers. 
> Aug 23 08:19:03 free sshd[22519]: Illegal user lp from

You could restrict access to sshd on your system to trusted IPs only
using /etc/hosts.allow. It's very effective and simple for your
specific situation.
man 5 hosts_access is a good start.

Adi Pircalabu (PGP Key ID 0x04329F5E)

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