[CentOS] Strange SSH login try.

Peter Kjellström cap at nsc.liu.se
Mon Mar 13 12:36:49 UTC 2006

On Monday 13 March 2006 12:43, Dominik Składanowski wrote:
> Hello list.
> Today I saw something strange in logs one of my servers. Part of the
> /var/log/security:
> Mar 12 15:01:03 server sshd[28505]: Invalid user abc from ::ffff:x.x.x.x
> Mar 12 15:01:03 server sshd[28503]: Invalid user ab from ::ffff:x.x.x.x
> Mar 12 15:01:03 server sshd[28507]: Invalid user abcd from ::ffff:x.x.x.x
> Mar 12 15:01:03 server sshd[28509]: Invalid user abcde from ::ffff:x.x.x.x
> Mar 12 15:01:03 server sshd[28511]: Invalid user abcdef from ::ffff:x.x.x.x
> Mar 12 15:01:04 server sshd[28515]: Invalid user abcdefgh from
> ::ffff:x.x.x.x Mar 12 15:01:04 server sshd[28513]: Invalid user abcdefg
> from ::ffff:x.x.x.x
> "abcdefgh" is my username to the different machine in the other
> domain, x.x.x.x it's my workstation. Yesterday, I loged into machine
> where my login is "abcdefgh" from x.x.x.x. But not to the "server".

are you saying that you see failed logins to a server from you workstation 
with a username you use elsewhere? In that case (assuming that you're very 
certain you didn't do it by mistake) you may have a security problem.


> Anybody has an idea?
> Regards
> --
> _________________________________________________________________
>                          D o m i n i k    S k ł a d a n o w s k i

  Peter Kjellström               |
  National Supercomputer Centre  |
  Sweden                         | http://www.nsc.liu.se
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