I installed Denyhosts and then my permanent ip was partially blocked for some reason ("partially" blocked because while I couldn't ssh or ftp, I was able to http into my sites).
I deleted Denyhosts and was still blocked so I logged in from another computer with another ip and removed my ip from
/etc/hosts.deny. Then, I was no longer blocked and ssh'd successfully.
Yet, for some reason I became partially blocked again and had to repeat the process.
My question can be comprised of the following questions:
- Why did /etc/hosts.deny not deleted when I did
apt-get purge denyhosts?
- Is it safe to fully remove /etc/hosts.deny so that only
iptableswill block ip's?