sshd break-in attempt

Peter Nyamukusa petern at
Wed Jan 3 04:11:21 PST 2007

On Tuesday 02 January 2007 16:34, Eric wrote:

Why don't you use the /etc/rc.firewall, its a good firewall too.

> Len Conrad wrote:
> >> In our 'periodic daily' report/email, (only the list goes on for
> >> hundreds of attempts). Anyhow, long story short; is there not an easy
> >> way to make sshd block or deny hosts temporarily if X number of
> >> invalid login attempts are made within a minute's time?
> >
> > to reduce the brute force attacks + voluminous logging, tell sshd to
> > listen on port other than 22.
> >
> > google for "tcp wrappers sshd" for examples of how to use tcp wrappers
> > in reactive blocking
> >
> > Len
> check out the denyhosts port as well. works great
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