SSH hacked?

Nils Kassube kassube at
Tue Jan 13 17:22:57 UTC 2009

Kent Borg wrote:
> A serious flaw in my harping on using quality passwords is that even if
> you have wonderful long passwords, if you have guests on your system
> with poor passwords, their accounts will still be vulnerable. A good
> way to improve this is to rate-limit connections. Google for "ssh brute
> force iptables". Something like this might be a good idea:

It only helps if the attacker uses a single IP address but not against 
distributed brute force attacks which were discussed on slashdot last 


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