> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mike Bruce > Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2004 12:16 AM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Hacker Scans - Advice requested > > > Please can you help me? > > I am getting increasingly plagued by this message in my > security log on my V4 installations of FreeBSD > > 06:48:53 mail sshd: Failed password for illegal user > admin from 126.96.36.199 port 39741 ssh2 Aug 7 > > Is there any way that this can be prevented without impairing > the services provided by the operating system. > > Many thanks > > Mike Bruce
Very simple solution: create a rule to allow only traffic from known subnets. This will completely deny requests from IP addresses you're not sure of. HTH Eric F Crist _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"