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DenyHosts - version: 2.10

DENYHOSTS(8) User Commands DENYHOSTS(8)

NAME

DenyHosts - version: 2.10

DESCRIPTION

DenyHosts is a python program that automatically blocks ssh attacks by adding entries to /etc/hosts.deny. DenyHosts will also inform system administrators about offending hosts, attacked users and suspicious logins.
 
Usage: /usr/sbin/denyhosts [-f logfile | --file=logfile] [ -c configfile | --config=configfile] [-i | --ignore] [-n | --noemail] [--purge] [--migrate] [--daemon] [--sync] [--version]
--file:
The name of log file to parse
--config: The configuration file to use, typically /etc/denyhosts.conf
--ignore: Ignore last processed offset (start processing from beginning)
--noemail: Do not send an email report
--unlock: if lockfile exists, remove it and run as normal
--migrate: migrate your HOSTS_DENY file so that it is suitable for --purge
--purge: expire entries older than your PURGE_DENY setting
--purge-all: expire all entries immediately
--purgeip: remove specified IP address from blocked list
--daemon: run DenyHosts in daemon mode
--foreground: run DenyHosts in foreground mode
--sync: run DenyHosts synchronization mode
--version: Prints the version of DenyHosts and exits
Note: multiple --file args can be processed. If multiple files are provided, --ignore is implied
Note: in a Debian system, the default running mode is daemon mode and the configuration file is /etc/denyhosts.conf

When run in --daemon mode the following flags are ignored:

--file, --purge, --migrate, --sync, --verbose
 

SEE ALSO

Please refer to http://denyhost.sourceforge.net/faq.html for full documentation.

AUTHOR

DenyHosts was written by Phil Schwartz <phil_schwartz@users.sourceforge.net>
This manual page was written by Marco Bertorello <marco@bertorello.ns0.it> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
February 2015 DenyHosts version: 2.10