[SSHd] Increasing wait time?

David Kelly dkelly at hiwaay.net
Tue May 6 17:39:16 UTC 2008

On Tue, May 06, 2008 at 09:31:15AM -0800, Beech Rintoul wrote:
> >
> > Is there a way to configure SSHd, so that the wait time between
> > login attempts increases after X failed tries?
> Not that I know of. You should look into denyhosts (in the ports) it
> works well and even has a RBL feature to block some of these script
> kiddies proactively. Unfortunately, these attempts have become a fact
> of life. I probably get 20 - 30 attempts a day between my various
> servers.

Depending on how you use ssh from external systems you could add
firewall rules to disallow all but known sources.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at HiWAAY.net
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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