Re: SSH hank attempts… bad?

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Tue Apr 11 20:58:22 MDT 2006


I just move the SSH port to something really far off the beaten path
I used to get >2000+ failed attempts per day.
I've had no problems with those (other than me mistyping my password),
since then.

On 4/11/06, Wade Preston Shearer <lists at wadeshearer.com> wrote:
> My server can get up ~12,000 [1] failed log in attempts recorded in
> my server's logs in one day. How much of a concern should this be? I
> am aware of restricting shell access to certain IPs. Will that
> restrict the handshake or will I still see the attempts in my logs?
> Are there any ways to restrict the attempts?
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> [1] Generally, ~3-20 on against standard system accounts (root, news,
> squid, apache, etc), ~5,000 against unknown, and ~12,000 against
> "unmated entries."
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> Wade Preston Shearer
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