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Beatnik (493)

Beatnik
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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

Project Daddy of Spine [sf.net], a mod_perl based CMS.

In his superhero time (8.30 AM to 5.30 PM), he works on world peace.

Journal of Beatnik (493)

Thursday May 18, 2006
12:34 PM

Illegal user knocking

[ #29635 ]
Since I've opened my SSH port to the world (for subversion reasons), I get a daily wave of taiwanese people trying to access my box. They're using random user names. So far, none has gotten in.. When I discovered it, this afternoon, I added a few things to my sshd config (lowering the auth attempts, disabling password authentication). I might just disable SSH again and move towards HTTP access.

Some resources:
A Cure for the Common SSH Login Attack
Muppet SSH brute-forcer
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