limit number of ssh connections

Paul Macdonald paul at
Mon Sep 19 20:46:01 UTC 2011

2011/9/19 Григорьев Александр <mr.festin at>:
>> If your target is protect freebsd box from bruting passwords from inet maybe security/knockd will help you?
>> 19.09.2011, 23:05, "James Strother"<jstrother9109 at>:
>>> Does anyone know a good way of limiting the number of ssh attempts
>>> from a single IP address?
Hi James,

(not what you asked obv,)

in my experience running ssh on a high port cuts the amount of unwanted 
ssh connections to approximately zero, in fact i got a surprise when 
seeing a sec log from a box which i hadn't done this for


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