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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by iLLuSi0nS, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. iLLuSi0nS

    iLLuSi0nS Active Member

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    Hi, I have brute force turned on, but I have logs telling me that people are brute forcing me every 3 seconds, its sooo annoying.

    Brute force permanently bans them after certain amount of attempts, but then, they just change their IP or another IP keeps hitting my root account. My password is 32characters long with symbols and numbers and the hardest characters ever, so im not afraid of them getting in, but I am sure its slowing down my server some how, no?

    Also, I have added my IP and hostname to the bruteforce whitelist, but for some reason, i keep getting this when im in WHM
    what can I do, is there something I can do to make it all stop? What are some of your brute force settings?

    thank you
     
  2. texo

    texo Well-Known Member

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    Maximum Failures By Account: 10
    Maximum Failures Per IP: 9

    this way you can never get locked out of your root account
     
  3. PlatinumServerM

    PlatinumServerM Well-Known Member
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    Just increase the limits higher to prevent this and try not to enter the wrong login too many times, that should solve this.
     
  4. cPanelKenneth

    cPanelKenneth cPanel Development
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    Do you see this when attempting to login to WHM as root, or into WHM/cPanel as a regular user? What is your full cPanel version number?
     
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  5. iLLuSi0nS

    iLLuSi0nS Active Member

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    Both, root and cpanel user, it temp bans me for like 10 minutes. But I am on the whitelist, I dont see why it would do this
     
  6. iLLuSi0nS

    iLLuSi0nS Active Member

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    nevermind, I thought I was on the whitelist, just checked my IP and it has changed since putting it on the whitelist...It hasnt changed in 2 years, thanks, I set it to 10 logins per account and 9 per IP
     
  7. cPanelKenneth

    cPanelKenneth cPanel Development
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    Glad you were able to resolve this.
     
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