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repeated login attempts from unknown IP

#1 Post by JasonD » 2010-09-30 17:17

I was shocked to see someone continually (about once every 5 seconds) attempt to log into my server without being banned. It looks like the auto-ban settings are OFF by default. :shock: Wow. So, I went to turn it on and the auto-ban settings impose a minimal of 10 attempts in a single hour! Again... :shock:

Why can I not set 3 attempts in a 24-hour window, like most places that need rigid security, and at least have the auto-ban turned on with more conservative settings (maybe 10 in a 24-hour window)?

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Re: repeated login attempts from unknown IP

#2 Post by botg » 2010-10-01 06:15

I plan to remove auto ban completely.

All you need is a long and secure password. Then you can have people knocking on your day till end of time without them ever getting in.

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