When it comes to protecting SShd which is better to use
they both protect against attackers trying to guess or brute force their way into the box through ssh.
is there any benefit of one over the other ?
DenyHosts is a Python script that analyzes the sshd server log messages to determine what hosts are attempting to hack into your system. It also determines what user accounts are being targeted. It keeps track of the frequency of attempts from each host.DenyHosts is designed for the use by Linux system administrators, the script can be useful to anybody running an sshd server.
I'm getting regular attempts to brute force ssh on a x86 solaris 11.1 server. On linux I use DenyHosts to block connections after a number of incorrect login attempts. Is there a similar package for Solaris 11.1 or any recommendations on other alternative ways to prevent brute force of ssh?