Stop Brute Force Attack on SSH

Adam Thompson
Mon Feb 18 01:42:00 GMT 2008

On 18/02/2008, Kyle Dawson <> wrote:
> How can I stop attacks on my ssh demon?   I see thousands of attempts every
> day.  I have, I believe good password policy but since I have clients,  not
> 100% sure.  Is there some config that  I can set?  One ip address comes in
> and tries for a day or so.  Can it see that it is the same ip and just
> deny?  Any tools that can help?
I have changed the port that my ssh daemon runs on.

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