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Old 06-21-2017, 02:38 PM
ekoranyi ekoranyi is offline
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Hi ChuckS@CAM-Ohio,

To enable Deny Hosts you will want to uncomment and configure the following lines from you vshelld_config file.

DenyHostAfterFailure true
DenyHostsFile /path/to/denyhosts.txt
DenyHostAfterFailureCount 3

There will be a limitation in that using DenyRoot true blocks any attempt to use the root username before it reaches authentication. This means that attempts using root don't fail authentication because they never get the chance.

We may be able to get you the behavior you desire by setting DenyRoot false and adding root to the Deny Users list. What would you like to have happen when someone attempts to log in as root. What action would you like to trigger?
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