[CentOS] protecting multiuser systems from bruteforce ssh attacks

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Fri Aug 21 10:31:21 UTC 2009

Oliver Ransom wrote on Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:12:35 +0930:

> As an additional question to the above, would forcing users to log in  
> with SSH keys rather than passwords avoid requiring any anti brute  
> force attack measures to be put in place?

Regarding SHH: yes. Nevertheless, you will want to handle these with rate
-limiting, to avoid overflowing the logs and to protect your ressources.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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