[Beowulf] Re: "hobbyists"
smulcahy at aplpi.com
Fri Jun 20 06:36:14 PDT 2008
Joe Landman wrote:
> Use pam_abl. Really. Even if the password were weak, and they guessed
> it on the 57th try, pam_abl will stop the login. Read the manual.
> Adjust the config settings.
> Our ssh logs are scary, have been for a while. They aren't the scariest
> of our logs.
DenyHosts works on a similar principle -
http://denyhosts.sourceforge.net/ although pam_abl's pretending to
accept logins even when the attacker has been blacklisted sounds
Could make for an interesting Monday morning pre-coffee login session
though - as you wonder why your initially mistyped password still isn't
working after 50 login attempts :)
> Even paranoids have enemies.
or "I've only been paranoid since they started watching me"?
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