Server attacks, where they originate from?

Discussion in 'Smalltalk' started by tomde, May 31, 2008.

  1. tomde

    tomde New Member

    I just a little curious if I'm the only one here, but I feel like i'm not. My web server for me and my friends seems to get tons of port scans and login attacks from china. I literally mean that about 70% of my attacks are from there. They particularly try to brute force my ssh server. Every now and they my router drops a smurf attacks and DoS attacks. I find it extremely annoying. I see there IPs all over the place in my authorization log.
    I mean they have never gotten in or done anything successful but I find it really disheartening that they are try to hack me. This is they only thing about administrating my stuff that I don't like, but also find it to be a little bit fun :rolleyes:. I'm glad that they can't get in though, lol.
    Now my other question is when do these attacks be come a cybercrime? Right now in my book i find it to be harassment, even from the US quote on quote hackers. So when can I draw the line? Is there a site to report server harassment? I know of, but I never had the balls to actually report them. But has anyone here ever done so?
    Besides iptables block what else can be done. Oh I also installed fail2ban, however for some strange reason it is not working, so will have to fix it. Right now I'm switching to a ispconfig server :D woot!!

    Also to all remember to not use sudo and make sure that remote root logins are disabled!!
    You would not believe how many login attempts I have for the root account, lol :eek:
  2. daveb

    daveb Member

    Yes I dont think you are the only one. China machines always trying to take a peek in my servers also.
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    If fail2ban is not working for you, you can use Denyhosts or Blockhosts instead. :)
  4. HostV

    HostV New Member

  5. MrStinky

    MrStinky New Member

    i changed my port number to some high number i also had the same annoying buggers trying to get in. Now its nice and calm.

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