DenyHosts Startup Script

David Stanford dthomas53 at
Tue Apr 25 03:29:19 UTC 2006

Hello all,

So I've recently just installed
DenyHosts<>on my FreeBSD
6.1-RC box and can't, for the life of me, get this daemon to start on boot.
I installed version 2.4b using the script. I'e moved daemon-control
to /usr/local/bin and all configuration files from the default
/usr/share/denyhosts directory to /usr/local/etc/denyhosts (including
denyhosts.cfg). Here is what I've tried to get this to start at boot:

1.) Created a simple script file called in /usr/local/etc/rc.d:


/usr/local/bin/daemon-control start

2.) Changed the previous script file to this:


case "$1" in
    /usr/local/bin/daemon-control start
    /usr/local/bin/daemon-control stop
    echo "Usage: $0 {start | stop}"

exit 0

3.) Created an /etc/rc.local using the same script from 1.):


/usr/local/bin/daemon-control start

For all of these attempts, I even chmod'd them all to 777, but still no
good. I even changed both 1.) and 3.) to "/usr/local/bin/daemon-control
debug > ~/debug.output" and though the debug.output file was created, there
was no information in it. So now, 6 hours later (yes, 6 hours) of playing
with this has me now desperate to find anyone who has this set to start on
boot. Anyone?


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