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'sshdfilter' blocks ssh brute force attacks by reading sshd log output in real time and adding iptables rules based on authentication failures. Block rules are created by logging on with an invalid user name, or wrongly guessing the password for an existing account; they are removed after a week to maintain a small list of blocks. Tha package also comes with a LogWatch filter.


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SimplePermissiveNoNonWarrantyJanet Casey20 July 2005

Leaders and contributors

Richard Gregory Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite LogWatch 6.1.x or later (to use LogWatch scripts)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 July 2005.


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