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Fix sshd?

Fix sshd?

Posted Oct 25, 2007 5:35 UTC (Thu) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
Parent article: Preventing brute force ssh attacks

Looking at the article, the text at Samhain, and the man page of sshd, I could see no mention of sshd itself being able to implement automatic banning or lengthening moratorium times between retry attempts for hosts that keep trying wrong passwords. Surely this would be the simplest and most secure solution? Or did I just miss the place where this sshd capability is mentioned?


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Fix sshd?

Posted Oct 25, 2007 12:46 UTC (Thu) by i3839 (guest, #31386) [Link]

Totally agreed, it seems something sshd should handle safely instead of outside tools, sshd is
the one trying to be secure after all.


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