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PAM authentication with cPanel

Discussion in 'Security' started by amu495, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. amu495

    amu495 Registered

    Apr 6, 2011
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    I was working on rate-limiting connections made to localhost on my cPanel server because recently I observed attack coming from localhost ( which was trying to log in to cPanel thousands of times a minute.

    Being it a localhost I can’t block from logging in but is there any way I can slow down the login attempts?

    Didn't get much help from chkservd and cPhulkd logs.

    I also tried to work with PAM module "pam_faildelay" which may slow down multiple attempts but it seems that cPanel is not using PAM authentication. Also everything don't use PAM, there are lots of ways for a system user to authenticate - ftp, sftp, cpanel, webmail, maybe more!

    Any suggestion will be appreciated.

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