[CentOS] I appear to be attacking others

Sun Feb 5 20:27:57 UTC 2006
Mark Weaver <mdw1982 at mdw1982.com>

James Pifer wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-02-05 at 10:30 +0100, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>>James Pifer wrote:
>>>Besides killing what's running, how do I get this all cleaned up? 
>>>The hotmail account has been denied logins now. I've also set a new
>>>password on the account.
>>Drop Passwords for SSH completely and use public key based
>>authentification. There, one problem gone.
>>More on <http://sial.org/howto/openssh/publickey-auth/>
>>If you *have* to use passwords somewhere: Don't use weak ones.
> Ralph/Ignacio,
> Thank you very much for your help!!!! I think it's all cleaned up now. I
> will look at using public key based auth and disabling ssh passwords. 
> Thanks again.
> James

Just a thought... It might also be a good measure to use
hosts.allow/hosts.deny for limiting access by ip address to your box
from the internet.

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