[K12OSN] OT: Break-In report

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Wed Jan 2 17:22:32 UTC 2008

Craig White wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 10:49 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Michael Blinn wrote:
>>>  Not true. I use and recommend the package 'denyhosts' - Nice little 
>>> python script that daemonizes to periodically check /var/log/secure, 
>>> adding IPs from brute-force attackers to /etc/hosts.deny, then emails me 
>>> its actions. You can also set an auto-expire time for those blocks. I 
>>> love it.
>> Which distribution includes that package?
> ----
> RHEL/CentOS (via rpmforge)
> # rpm -q denyhosts
> denyhosts-2.6-3.el5.rf
> Fedora
> base
> Craig

Debian Etch definitely has denyhosts (I just checked mine), and I hear
(though haven't yet verified) that Ubuntu Feisty and later also has it. 
I'll check that out on my Feisty box when I get to work.  However, I do
have a Dapper box handy, so I just now verified that Dapper does *not*
have it, at least on PowerPC (fail2ban is there, though, so we still win).

If your distro doesn't have it in the repositories, then just go here:


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