How can i limit SSH login attempts per minute per IP ?
I want to disable login attempts during 5 seconds after a failure. Is this possible ?
I'm not talking about ban a user after parsing logs like Fail2ban.
This can be done with the module
Netfilter does not see login failures only connections. You need a tool (like Fail2ban) which is active on both levels. You could create a chain with blocked IPs and run a script after each login failure which would do something like
The component in charge of the authentication on a GNU/Linux system is PAM (Pluggable Authentication System).
You can configure it by adding modules. One interesting module in your case could be
If you add this line in one of the
you prevent a user who failed to login to attempt again within the next five seconds. So, you limit the number of connection attempts per minute to 12.
Look at iptables
It will permit only 1 new connection per IP per 5 seconds.
Deny 5 seconds after 1 login attempt fail
Normally, failed attempts to access root will not cause the root account to become blocked, to prevent denial-of-service: if your users aren’t given shell accounts and root may only login via su or at the machine console (not telnet/rsh, etc), this is safe
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after configuring above file try to login with wrong password of any user here is sample output of my logfile
Inside you /etc/ssh/sshd_config file there is a directive that I believe will help you.
Here is the MaxAuthTries defination from the man pages: