SSH brute force China and Linux: best practices

John Mason Jr john.mason.jr at
Sat Jan 30 18:03:39 UTC 2010

On 1/29/2010 11:47 PM, Bobby Mac wrote:
> Hola Nanog:
> So after many years of a hiatus from Linux,  I recently dropped XP in favour
> of Fedora.  Now that my happy windows blinders are off, I see alarming
> things.  Ugly ssh brute force, DNS server IP spoofing with scans and typical
> script kiddie tactics.
> What are the new set of best practices for those running a NIX home
> computer.  Yes I have a firewall and I do peruse my logs on a regular
> basis.
> BTW: ever drop a malformed  URL to alert an admin to some thing that sucks?
> or
> Thanks,
> BobbyMac

Might want t to look at Micheal Rash's site to get some ideas


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