[CentOS] sshd: Authentication Failures: 137 Time(s)

Mon Apr 4 14:48:31 UTC 2011
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Mon, 4 Apr 2011, Tom Yates wrote:

> i occasionally trip my iptables rule myself, for example if i scp a couple
> of files off a server and then go back for a third; i feel it would be a
> shame to lock myself out for an hour, by doing that.

An argument for something like pam_tally?  Ideally, you'd want it to be IP
specific like your iptables techniques.  You do really want something that can
distinguish between a successful and a failed login though.