[CentOS] Simple way to banish IP addresses ?

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Fri Oct 9 19:41:55 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 20:35 +0200, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> I just set up a web server... and my bandwidth is being eaten by some 
> chinese folks trying to brute-force-ssh their way into the machine.
> Is there a simple way to banish either single IP addresses or, maybe 
> even better, whole IP classes ? I know it's feasible with iptables, but 
> is there something more easily configurable ?
Suggest you move ssh to another port (i.e. high numbered)

but whether you do or do not move the port sshd listens on, you should
install a package like denyhosts which after a specified number of
attempts, locks them out completely.


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