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Date:      Thu, 21 Dec 2006 00:04:24 -0500
From:      David Banning <>
Subject:   question on hosts.allow
Message-ID:  <>

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I have been running denyhosts to stop attacks on my ssh port.

The attacks continue after protection is put in place.

Here is what I have in the tail of my /etc/hosts.allow 
as per the installation instructions;
sshd : /etc/hosts.deniedssh : deny
sshd : ALL : allow

and in /etc/hosts.deniedssh I have;

sshd: : deny
sshd: : deny

but I am still receiving attacks from the last IP address. So I am wondering
what program actually -reads- hosts.allow 

May be it has to be reset, or restarted? 

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