Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of banned_ip


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Nov 21, 2008, 2:48:13 PM (12 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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     1= Help! I can't access my web site via the web or via sftp! The request times out. What happened? =
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     3If you attempt to connect to our servers with an incorrect password more than three times, our servers will temporarily ban your IP address for a few minutes.
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     5We know this is a pain (and can be a cause of extreme stress), however, we've implemented this behavior because our servers are regularly attacked by hackers who make hundreds of login attempts with a dictionary of passwords in an effort to guess a person's login. By banning an IP address that gets more than three attempts wrong, we can virtually eliminate the threat that this type of attack poses.