How to Install SSHGuard (Ubuntu/CentOS)

This tutorial will show you on how to install SSHGuard on your Ubuntu or CentOS VPS.

Requirements
A Linux VPS


SSHGuard
is a popular program that monitors the running services from the system log files and blocks repeated bad login attempts.

Initially, it was meant for SSH login protection, but now it supports many others.

  • Pure FTP, PRO FTP, VS FTP, FreeBSD FTP
  • Exim
  • Sendmail
  • Dovecot
  • Cucipop
  • UWimap

You can get SSHGuard installed with the following commands.

Ubuntu:

apt-get install SSHGuard

CentOS:

wget ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories/home:/hornos:/centos/CentOS_CentOS-6/x86_64/sshguard-1.5-7.1.x86_64.rpm
rpm -ivh sshguard-1.5-7.1.x86_64.rpm

 

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