Illegal access attempt - FreeBSD 5.4 Release - please advise

nawcom nawcom at
Sun Aug 28 00:38:10 GMT 2005

if this server was used by 100+ people i would of course not have such a 
harsh security script set up. everyone who uses it has great experience 
and understands the consequences. like i said before, this is usually 
for personal use and has about 12 users total. if this was used to 
manage ssh on something big i would lower the security measures.

hope you can understand some now :)


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>>-if the attempt was with a username that doesnt exist - i add the ip to 
>>a db of banned ips and flush and restart ipfw
>I'm curious about this bit - what do you do about accidentally mistyped
>usernames by valid users?
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