It means a attacker who has camouflaged his real identity found
your ssh port open and was trying to gain access, but ssh's
security did its job and denied access just like it's designed to
do.

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Imtiaz
Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 11:29 PM
To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject: what does this message means


I got the following in my daily security check logs. what does it
mean?

Mar 26 14:27:17 darkstar sshd[90821]: reverse mapping checking
getaddrinfo for genesis-27-156-16-del.genesipr.com failed - POSSIBLE
BREAKIN ATTEMPT!
Mar 26 14:27:22 darkstar sshd[90823]: reverse mapping checking
getaddrinfo for genesis-27-156-16-del.genesipr.com failed - POSSIBLE
BREAKIN ATTEMPT!
Mar 26 14:27:26 darkstar sshd[90825]: reverse mapping checking
getaddrinfo for genesis-27-156-16-del.genesipr.com failed - POSSIBLE
BREAKIN ATTEMPT!
Mar 26 14:27:30 darkstar sshd[90827]: reverse mapping checking
getaddrinfo for genesis-27-156-16-del.genesipr.com failed - POSSIBLE
BREAKIN ATTEMPT!
Mar 26 14:27:35 darkstar sshd[90836]: reverse mapping checking
getaddrinfo for genesis-27-156-16-del.genesipr.com failed - POSSIBLE
BREAKIN ATTEMPT!

regards,
Imran

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