[H-GEN] Blocking SSH exploits

Byron Ellacott bje at apnic.net
Wed Aug 25 22:10:24 EDT 2004

Sarah Walters wrote:
> In the daily security report generated by our FreeBSD box, we've been 
> getting a lot of messages like the following lately:
> Aug 21 09:07:25 tempus sshd[14677]: Failed password for root from 
> Of course we don't have SSH enabled for root under any circumstances, 
> but we do SSH home frequently so would not want to block external IPs 
> altogether. Has anyone seen a similar increase in such attempts, and is 
> there something out there that I should know about?



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