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From: Jerry Eastmanhouser <>
Subject: Re: [OT?] automatically firewalling off IPs
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 04:29:05 -0400
I've been getting hit with similar brute force attacks...usually from Korea or China......anyway<br>like the several options listed above I think the less fancy you secure your box the better....<br>really if you want to be able to log in from any number of remote clients like me the best thing
<br>to do is simply change your sshd port.&nbsp; I did that and it solved the problem rather quickly with<br>little disruption to myself....I don't want to have a key with log in with when I travel.<br>An option that I considered that nobody mentioned yet is leaving port 22 closed completely
<br>and then use port knocking to open up the port for 20 seconds or so on your IP (however long<br>you need to log onto the system).&nbsp; The port opens long enough for you to establish a connection<br>and then closes automatically to any new connections, but still allows established traffic through.
<br>Clever idea and pretty simple to impliment...just google for it...I think there is a gentoo wiki howto<br>on it as well.<br><br>Adios.<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 10/3/05, <b class="gmail_sendername">Christophe Garault
</b> &lt;<a href="mailto:christophe@...">christophe@...</a>&gt; wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Jeremy Brake a écrit :<br><br>&gt;Hey all,<br>&gt;<br>&gt;I'm looking for an app/script which can monitor for failed ssh logins,<br>&gt;and block using IPTables for $time after $number of failed logins (an<br>&gt;exclusion list would be handy as well) so that I can put a quick stop to
<br>&gt;these niggly brute-force ssh &quot;attacks&quot; I seem to be getting more and<br>&gt;more often.<br>&gt;<br>&gt;Anyone have any ideas?<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>Yep: emerge fail2ban (<a href=""></a>).<br>It's an excellent script written in python that can monitor all<br>unsuccessfull logins (ssh, apache)<br>There's a fail2ban.conf file where you can define many options to<br>
protect you from a Dos.<br><br>&gt;Thanks, Jeremy B<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>Have a nice day.<br><br>--<br>Christophe Garault<br>--<br><a href="mailto:gentoo-security@g.o">gentoo-security@g.o</a> mailing list<br><br>
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-- Jeremy Brake
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