cpeden

Member
Mar 11, 2004
21
1
153
So on my cpanel server I am using Password Auth for SSH. This means the "SSH Password Tweak" is enabled in whm. It seems on a random interval the server will just start rejecting SSH access via password, after several retry's it will usually finally work. On occasion it will just not accept a ssh connection to which the only fix is to go in an disable the tweak and the enable again. This is getting extremely annoying.

My server is running CentOS 6.5 64bit.

Can anyone shed any light on why this is happening and what I can do to fix it?


Thanks
Chris
 

NixTree

Well-Known Member
Aug 19, 2010
413
5
143
Gods Own Country
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Twitter
Do you have cPHuld enabled and the password is rejecting only for a single user? if so, disable cPHuld ( or whitelist your IP address ) and enable / configure CSF. Also change SSH port to a non-standard one. Check and see if the issue persists.
 

cPanelMichael

Administrator
Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
47,913
2,201
363
Hello :)

Yes, it sounds like the user might have been locked out by cPhulk brute force protection. Try adding your IP address to the whitelist to see if that helps prevent the issue.

Thank you.