SSH hank attempts? bad?

Scott Paul Robertson spr at
Tue Apr 11 21:57:12 MDT 2006

On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:55:56PM -0600, Wade Preston Shearer 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?

I use denyhosts to take care of it for me. It uses the /etc/hosts.deny
file to block, and watches the log to add things.

I've also restricted sshd with and AllowUsers statement.

I only get 10 or so attempts a day now.

Scott Paul Robertson
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