July 2006

What not to do when you’ve installed sshdfilter

sshdfilter is a great tool which monitors system logs for repetitive failed login attempts and actively updates iptables to block offending ip addresses. However, there is a slight shortfall it its design as there are no exceptions to its blocking rules as I found this morning: Subject: sshdfilter event for, Too many password guesses, …

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Fedora Core 5 yum.conf

Just a quick snippet of my /etc/yum.conf file which includes the ATrpms and FreshRpms repositories. [main] cachedir=/var/cache/yum keepcache=0 debuglevel=2 logfile=/var/log/yum.log pkgpolicy=newest distroverpkg=redhat-release tolerant=1 exactarch=1 obsoletes=1 gpgcheck=1 plugins=1 metadata_expire=1800 [atrpms] name=Fedora Core $releasever – $basearch – ATrpms baseurl=http://dl.atrpms.net/fc$releasever-$basearch/atrpms/stable [freshrpms] name=Fedora Linux $releasever – $basearch – freshrpms baseurl=http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/freshrpms

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