[ubuntu-uk] Preventing a hack attempt
Tyler J. Wagner
tyler at tolaris.com
Sat Aug 28 14:15:14 BST 2010
On Saturday 28 Aug 2010 08:05:03 Matthew Daubney wrote:
> Denyhosts is quite useful in stopping brute force attacks. After so many
> failed attempts it just blocks the attacking IP.
See also fail2ban, which is in my opinion more useful. It works using
iptables, and supports all kinds of brute-force attacks, from those against
Apache to Courier IMAP.
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