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Unauthorized Access Warnings..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by drsprite, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. drsprite

    drsprite Active Member

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    One of the greatest tools that cPanel does is it send out the nightly reports of information on my machine. I've noticed that quite a few IP addresses try to login as accounts, but fail... some days it's not bad, others it is bad...

    Is it possible to have cPanel setup alerts for when this happens? Also how can I block them from trying to gain SSH access per IP?

    My goal would be to have an email come to me when someone attempts, and fails, and it's not an IP i recognize, and then block it from the machine. Much like the IP Deny tool that cPanel has, but that's for web only.. this is more of an entire machine aspect.

    Thanks!
     
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    This is a great idea. Blocking ip to the whole machine. I get the same thing as you do, some nights it only a few, others its a couple of dozen attempts all trying guest, root, admin, test. I have noticed that when I look up the IP 90% of the time its from some ISP in Asia.
     
  3. drsprite

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    I'm in the process of installing APF..

    Instructions are here: http://www.hostinglife.com/security/apf.php

    I'm having a friend test it for me and see how it works.. so far so good.

    Still not sure if I can get an immediate email from cPanel about unauthorized access attempts... anyone??
     
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    What you want is BFD . It works alongside APF and when x number of failed attempts are hit, then it blocks the originating IP.

    Lately there have been a LOT of brute force attempts, so be prepared for a few notices, and make sure you are using decent passwords.
     
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    the site link above gives you clear step by step instructions...

    I will do it if you really need help, i've only installed it once before on my own machine last night lol...so i'm not experienced, but it's easy as pie anyways
     
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    There are plenty of prices listed for this service in the ads & offers section of this forum.
     
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    We run APF with AD enabled, BFD and Logwatch to try and combat those getting in. BFD is a great application to run alongside APF. For installation they only take a couple of minutes each, just read the forums over on Ryan's site. If you are going to pay someone for installation pay Ryan at rfxnetworks.com since he created them.
     
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    Thanks, already installed

    thanks already have it installed
     
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    Add access time in LogWatch


    I think that current access time + IP address listed in LogWatch will be quite enough. It is easy to add access time in a LogWatch. With this information, we will be able to send abuse report to ISP. So, I am calling cPanel & WHM developers to add current date/time near IP address in Unmatched Entries for SSHD.
     
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