Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How to enable brute force detection for directadmin

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This post explains how to enable brute force detection for directadmin or how to prevent multiple login attempts with wrong passwords.

open directadmin.conf

#Brutforce detection is enabled and the count is set to 5.
bruteforce=1
brutecount=5

if more than 5 attempt is done, then the ip will be added to the black list file. It will never be cleared (unless manually).
/usr/local/directadmin/data/admin/ip_blacklist
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