Feature request: AlwaysDenyLogin, LoginDelayTime

Roumen Petrov openssh at roumenpetrov.info
Thu Dec 11 07:16:04 EST 2008

Richard Stoughton wrote:
> Please consider adding the following features to sshd:
> 1. AlwaysDenyLogin - a setting that will result in always denying
> login regardless of the credentials given by the client.
> 2. LoginDelayTime - to specify a delay in milliseconds before the
> server responds to a client's login attempt.
> These would help to employ brute force bots.

Usually we use firewalls to do this.


Get X.509 certificates support in OpenSSH:

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