blacklistd(8) - entries don't removed

Ernie Luzar luzar722 at
Mon Dec 5 00:53:24 UTC 2016

Anton Yuzhaninov wrote:
> Hi all.
> I started to use blacklistd(8) to protect sshd from bruteforce.
> Entries are added to ipfw table via controlprog but never removed.
> Blocked hosts after some time are removed from state database but even in
> blacklistd -C /usr/local/libexec/blacklistd-helper -r -d -v
> I see no attempts to run blacklistd-helper rem
> Database contains stale entries:
> $ blacklistctl dump -ar
>         address/ma:port id      nfail   remaining time
>           4/-1    -21d-38h-21m-38s
>           4/-1    -11d-57h-2m-26s
>           40/-1   -12d-29h-39m-57s
> but ipfw table contains much more hosts...
> Right now I have no time to debug this myself, but curious - does 
> anybody see same problems with blacklistd?

Seems your the first person to use this new function in 11.0. Read its 
man page for email of person who ported this from openbsd and contact 
him directly.

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