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Date:      Thu, 21 Dec 2006 06:32:11 -0600
From:      Derek Ragona <derek@computinginnovations.com>
To:        David Banning <david+dated+1167109465.e841d1@skytracker.ca>, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: question on hosts.allow
Message-ID:  <6.0.0.22.2.20061221062945.0257cbb8@mail.computinginnovations.com>
In-Reply-To: <20061221050424.GA94983@skytracker.ca>
References:  <20061221050424.GA94983@skytracker.ca>

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I can't say if it will read your other file, I use explicit lines such as:
sshd:  192.168.1.20 : allow
sshd:  82.165.182.220 : deny
sshd: ALL: DENY

This allows ONLY access from good known IP's.  You will still see the 
attempts in the security logs.

         -Derek


At 11:04 PM 12/20/2006, David Banning wrote:
>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;
>-------------------------
>...<snip>
>sshd : /etc/hosts.deniedssh : deny
>sshd : ALL : allow
>-------------------------
>
>and in /etc/hosts.deniedssh I have;
>
>-------------------------
>sshd: 82.165.182.220 : deny
>sshd: 200.52.90.100 : 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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