[Lvlug] Re: Finally, someone's trying to hack in. :-)
faber at linuxnj.com
Wed Dec 21 11:03:51 EST 2005
On 21/12/05 10:00 -0500, Linc Fessenden wrote:
> Mark wrote:
> >I've been waiting for this day so I suppose I should have been better
> >prepared however I am *currently* under attack and someone is running a
> >brute for dictionary attack against my sshd.
> >What should I do? ;-)
> Take a nap.. That is unless you have easily guessable passwords.
I recently ran into a problem where I had too many people trying to
crack into my box the same way as they're trying with Mark's box. What
ended up happening is the iptables ip_conntrack table got full and slowed
everything WAY DOWN.
If he's not running iptables, taking a nap is a good idea.
Linux New Jersey, Inc.
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