abuse@ and postmaster@ in the modern world?

James Abbott j.abbott at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Nov 17 16:12:24 GMT 2006

Toby Corkindale wrote:
> Putting up a temporary (ie 7 days) total IP block on anyone who fails more than
> a few ssh passwords would be better, but I'm not sure how to implement that
> safely.
I use sshblack (http://www.pettingers.org/code/sshblack.html) on our  
linux boxen - from memory it blacklists iffy IP's for 3 days by default. 
Very much a fit and forget solution (unless you forget you password and 
end up blacklisting your own IP....)


Dr. James Abbott
Bioinformatics Software Developer
Imperial College, London

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