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Re: stopping ssh attacks

On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 10:16:43AM -0400, Ugo Bellavance wrote:
> michael wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 09:05 -0500, Thomas Stivers wrote:
> > 
> >>I have been getting a huge number of attempts to log into my box via ssh
> >>which fail with invalid username entrys in the logs. Is there already a
> >>package which will let me look through the logs and dynamically add
> >>iptables rules to drop anything from these scanning addresses after
> >>something like 3 attempts. I know I can set up hosts.allow and
> >>hosts.deny to only allow ssh in from particular ip's, but I'd rather not
> >>do that. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> >>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I set up sshd_config to use a different port. That stopped them (for
> > now...)
> > 
> Maybe try port knocking.  A google search should find.

I am actually getting ready to package doorman, which does something
similar.  I will probably have it packaged and uploaded in a week or so.

Roberto C. Sanchez

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