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The results of PAM-abl

Web, as a wild place, is not a safe playground to me. I have a server, got so many attacking everyday. It is only two small sites running on it.

What can I do? I have to protect myself by my computer skills.

I install and enabled PAM_abl black list function for SSH security.
Now four days passed. Let us see how the result.

pam_abl_ip_blocking

One IP tried 424 times to login.

The other tried more than one thousand times.

I have to say, it is a good tool to protect my SSH server and save a lot of resource.

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Secure SSH with PAM-abl

It is Automatic Black-List with PAM module, which can help you to protect SSH server.
I have Centos 5.5 linux server on Butstnet.
From log file, I saw a lot of fail login on my SSH server every day.
To save the resource and block them, I google and got the idea to install PAM-abl to stop them.
I just noted here for my experience.
1) install pam devel package

yum install pam-devel

2) Download PAM-abl v 0.4.1 from the sourceforge

wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/pam-abl/files/pam-abl/0.4.1/pam-abl-0.4.1.tar.bz2/download

3) Untar it

tar xjvf pam-abl-0.4.1.tar.bz2

4) Compile

cd pam-abl-0.4.1
./configure
make
make check
make install

5) Enable it
Make sure you have the following line in your /etc/ssh/sshd_config configuration file.

UsePAM

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