[CALUG] CALUG October 12th Meeting Announcement

junekis@comcast.net junekis at comcast.net
Fri Oct 7 10:20:15 CDT 2005

I just set up a linux web server for my church, and the log files show the "thousands of attempts" at sshd break-ins.

This tool could be quite useful.

> On 10/6/05, Robert Burgoyne <robert+calug at trueblade.com> wrote:
> > The topic of the meeting will be: "Using tb-sshdfilter to Thwart
> > Automated ssh Attacks" presented by Eric Smith and Robert Burgoyne of
> > True Blade Systems, Inc.
> >
> > Brute force ssh break-in attempts using automated programs in an attempt
> > to secure shell access to a Linux system are commonplace. If you study
> > the logfiles of nearly any Linux system exposed to the Internet you will
> > often see hundreds or even thousands of break-in attempts each week.
> >
> > An existing program, sshdfilter, attempts to solve this problem. Eric
> > Smith studied sshdfilter and determined that a new solution was required
> > to address his clients' requirements. tb-sshdfilter is a new program,
> > written in Python, which attempts to provide a more flexible and robust
> > solution.
> >
> > tb-sshdfilter will be released to the general public at the same time as
> > the CALUG meeting under the GPL license.
> >
> We here at Comic Genesis are quite intrested and I myself will be attending.
> --
> Kelly "STrRedWolf" Price
> http://strredwolf.furrynet.com
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