[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD box rebooting itself

Andy Kosela akosela at andykosela.com
Wed Nov 12 15:49:16 EST 2008

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 9:08 PM, Matt Juszczak <matt at atopia.net> wrote:
> Problem started today @ 8:30 AM or so...
> Nov 12 07:38:47 pluto sshd[73708]: error: PAM: authentication error for
> illegal user soandso from ipaddress

First, I would cut off those messages by employing some access rules
to sshd(8) using pf(4), sshd_config(5) or even good ol'
/etc/hosts.allow. Or better yet do it at your gateway firewall if you
manage it. I try to never open sshd(8) to worldwide access. But I
really doubt your reboots are caused by any issues with sshd(8)

Andy Kosela
ora et labora

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