Preventing SSH brute force attacks


Basically denyhosts (written in Python) scans /var/log/secure and fills /etc/hosts.deny based on failed login attempts. On Fedora:

    yum install denyhosts
    vim /etc/denyhosts.conf
    service denyhosts restart
    chkconfig denyhosts on

Visit: https://denyhosts.sourceforge.net/

Updated: 2011/02/26

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