Re: [lance osuosl org: [Hosting] denyhosts recommendation]

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Olav Vitters<olav bkor dhs org> wrote:
> Should probably implement something like this
> --
> Regards,
> Olav

We could also do something like add an ssh rule that says if you ssh
to a machine 15+ times / minute, block that ip for 30 minutes. It
might make some developers angry, but then we could educate them on
using ssh and control sockets for multiple sessions through one

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Lance Albertson <lance osuosl org>
> To: hosting osuosl org
> Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 11:19:01 -0500
> Subject: [Hosting] denyhosts recommendation
> Last night most of our network were scanned and nearly DoS'd by an ssh
> worm and caused many hosts to have their sshd to timeout. I noticed that
> none of the OSL managed hosts were affected by the worm and concluded
> that most of you aren't running denyhosts [1].
> I _highly_ recommend that all of you consider installing denyhosts or
> something similar to mitigate the constant ssh worms that roam the
> internet. For most situations, simply installing it and starting the
> daemon will do the job. It just scans the system ssh log for failed
> attempts and adds them to hosts.deny. But I do recommend you at least
> check out the config file to see if you want to adjust any settings.
> Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks-
> [1]
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