[CentOS] Script to kill dictionary spam attacks

Chris Mason (Lists) lists at masonc.com
Mon Mar 27 14:06:50 UTC 2006

I had a few requests for information on stopping dictionary attacks so I 
published it on my site:


The script is working very well and has reduced the amount of spam reaching the server (not the user) enormously. It would have been rejected anyway but the constant attempts waste resources so automatically banning the hosts is very effective.

Chris Mason
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