DenyHosts broke?

  • I really need to be able to have SSH access from my WAN, and while I use an insane password I really would like to have something like DenyHosts running.  When I install it now it installs fine, but no matter what I do I can't get the service started.  I've tried following some threads on the forums to get it working, but so far nothing has worked.

  • Rather than mess around with add-on packages, I'd be tempted to just tick "Disable Password login for Secure Shell (KEY only)" and completely disable password-based authentication.

    The fact that pfSense's standard SSH port is 222 helps A LOT to start with.

    Rate-limiting connections on port 222 will help if you're feeling really paranoid.

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