vsftpd login settings
p.echols at comcast.net
Wed Jun 2 08:57:38 UTC 2010
Patton Echols wrote:
> I am configuring vsftpd for a project. Anonymous logins are not
> allowed, only virtual users. I have had the server up for a total of
> two days, and periodically get slammed with repeated login attempts.
> They appear to be automated because the logs show three login fails then
> a new connect seconds later. Here are my questions:
> Does anyone know of a directive that will cause a connect to be refused
> after a max_login_fail is hit? I don't want a total lockout, but if I
> could have connections refused for say, five minutes, that might inspire
> a bot to go away and bother someone else.
Answered my own question. I did not find a vsftpd directive to do
this. But I was able to find fail2ban in the repos. It was fairly easy
to configure and I have been able to test and make sure it will have the
desired result. (My laptop is on lockdown right now!)
For more info, check here:
> Aside from my logs growing insanely, do I need to worry about this behavior?
I still have no idea why the sudden interest in my little ftp server,
but I'll worry less.
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