SSHD Feature Request

David Leonard davidl at
Fri May 13 23:30:47 EST 2005

On Fri, 13 May 2005, Seann Herdejurgen wrote:
> a valid user/pass combination.  To combat this, I would like to request
> an sshd_config option that would cause the running sshd parent process
> to keep track of login failures by IP address.  If there are more than X
> number of login failures for a particular IP address over a fixed period
> of time, simply deny login to all attempts after the first X tries.

check out pam_tally. I've not used it but googling shows some reports of
success with ssh.

David Leonard
Resource Central software engineer
Vintela Inc.; Brisbane, Australia
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