Re: Dictionary sshd attacks

From: Michael Heiming (
Date: 07/17/05

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    Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 13:10:03 +0200

    In Wayne <wayne@nospam.4me.invalid>:
    > Is it possible to have sshd or some other daemon recognize
    > a dictionary attack in progress, and to "shun" that IP for
    > (say) an hour? The machanics seem simple to me: A log file
    > reader spots the pattern in real time and issues an iptables
    > command to DROP port 22 packets from the identified IP address,
    > sends a syslog message, and creates an "at" job to remove the
    > iptabes rule after some period of time. A more sophisticated
    > tool could continue to monitor the logs for the attack and only
    > reactivate the port after X minutes after the attack ends.

    > I know I've read of such tools someplace before, but I can't
    > remember any details.

    Taking a short look:

    And probably dozen others look promising. Even if the easiest
    would just be to restrict ssh access to a few trusted


    Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94)
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