securing ssh from bruteforce
I love ssh. I often use it to update and change my server's website from anywhere.
At the same time having the service open constantly is just asking to be attacked, and It has indeed happened on several occasions. Log files clogged with attempts in short intervals are always there, and I even got rooted once.
So what kind of options are available? Theoretically, a program that made you wait 5 minutes after 3 failed attempts would suit my needs, but its more work than I want to put into writing myself, and im sure if it isnt already written there are alternative ideas.