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DENYHOSTS(8)							   User Commands						      DENYHOSTS(8)

DenyHosts - version: 2.6 DESCRIPTION
DenyHosts is a python program that automatically blocks ssh attacks by adding entries to /etc/hosts.deny. DenyHosts will also inform Linux administrators about offending hosts, attacked users and suspicious logins. Usage: /usr/sbin/denyhosts [-f logfile | --file=logfile] [ -c configfile | --config=configfile] [-i | --ignore] [-n | --noemail] [--purge] [--migrate] [--daemon] [--sync] [--version] --file: The name of log file to parse --ignore: Ignore last processed offset (start processing from beginning) --noemail: Do not send an email report --unlock: if lockfile exists, remove it and run as normal --migrate: migrate your HOSTS_DENY file so that it is suitable for --purge --purge: expire entries older than your PURGE_DENY setting --daemon: run DenyHosts in daemon mode --foreground: run DenyHosts in foreground mode --sync: run DenyHosts synchronization mode --version: Prints the version of DenyHosts and exits Note: multiple --file args can be processed. If multiple files are provided, --ignore is implied Note: in a debian system, the default running mode is daemon mode and the configuration file is etc/denyhosts.conf When run in --daemon mode the following flags are ignored: --file, --purge, --migrate, --sync, --verbose SEE ALSO
Please refer to for full documentation This file can be also found in /usr/share/doc/deny- hosts/FAQ.html AUTHOR
DenyHosts was written by Phil Schwartz <> This manual page was written by Marco Bertorello <> for the Debian project (but may be used by others). DenyHosts version: 2.6 July 2006 DENYHOSTS(8)

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ULOGD(8)						      System Manager's Manual							  ULOGD(8)

ulogd - netfilter/iptables ULOG daemon SYNOPSIS
ulogd [options] DESCRIPTION
ulogd connects to the netlink device of the Linux kernel and reads messages from the netfilter that get queued with the iptables ULOG tar- get. For this to work you have to compile the ULOG target into your kernel or load the respective module. The received messages can be logged into files or into a mySQL or PostgreSQL database. OPTIONS
-d, --daemon fork ulogd into background (start as daemon) -c <filename>, --configfile <filename> use <filename> as configuration file instead of /etc/ulogd.conf -h, --help show usage information -V, --version show version information and copyright FILES
/etc/ulogd.conf /var/log/ulog/ulogd.log SEE ALSO
There is more documentation about the daemon and the database plugins (including examples) in the directories /usr/share/doc/ulogd /usr/share/doc/ulogd-mysql and /usr/share/doc/ulogd-pgsql AUTHOR
This manual page was written by Joerg Wendland <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Linux Netfilter November 05, 2002 ULOGD(8)
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