incorrect logins

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sun Feb 12 03:57:51 PST 2006

lars wrote:

> Either you
> 1    configure SSH to only allow logins from certain hostnames or
> IP      addresses or for certain users, and/or
> 2    install a program to watch your logfiles and modify
> your             firewall rules dynamically according to specified
> triggers,
>     like /usr/ports/security/denyhosts, and/or
> 3    choose strong passwords or -phrases and not care

You forgot:

4    Use SSH key based auth exclusively.  Turn off all of the password
     stuff in sshd_config.  Laugh at the poor fools trying to break in.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       7 Priory Courtyard
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