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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.


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


3) Untar it

tar xjvf pam-abl-0.4.1.tar.bz2

4) Compile

cd pam-abl-0.4.1
make check
make install

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


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