[mythtv-users] Semi-OT: Blocking Brute Force SSH attacks

Mike Poublon poublon at geeksoft.dyndns.org
Fri Oct 19 23:32:09 UTC 2007

Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> If you've tunneled SSH traffic through to your Mythbox, you're likely
> the target of brute-force SSH attacks, some of which might well work.
> The most elegant solution I've found so far is here:
> 	http://www.la-samhna.de/library/brutessh.html#5
> This won't block attacks that "know" about a specific bug in your sshd,
> so you need to stay updated, but for the dictionary attacks it will
> work nicely, and it'll sure keep your logs from growing without
> bounds...
> Cheers,
> -- jra
I've created a small php webpage that I run on my linux router that lets 
me log in and dynamically add a rule to iptables on the fly with a 
single click of a button. This way, as long as I can browse the web I 
can get SSH access.


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