[CentOS] ssh attack

Wed Feb 15 18:41:20 UTC 2006
Max <btmanmeh at verizon.net>

John Merritt wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks to everyone who responded. I learned a lot today.

I found a cool project called DenyHosts that I just setup last evening 
for this purpose. I haven't used it very long, but it was very easy to 
setup, and seems to be working for me. I know it's cut down on the 
invalid user logging in /var/log/secure in a matter of a day already, 
and I've even left SSH traffic on port 22, just to make sure that it's 
being hammered on.

Check it out.