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Bug 135106 - Any possibility of adding BlockHosts to portage?
Summary: Any possibility of adding BlockHosts to portage?
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Other
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-05-31 22:58 UTC by stupendoussteve
Modified: 2007-04-07 09:13 UTC (History)
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Description stupendoussteve 2006-05-31 22:58:01 UTC
BlockHosts is a utility (a python script) that scans the sshd logs to look for failed login attempts, and adds the IP addresses into /etc/hosts.deny.

Is there any possibility of this utility being added to portage? The BlockHosts site is at and there's a quick setup howto at (in the middle of the page). If there is an existing utility in there to do this, please let me know.

Thanks for your comments.
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-06-01 02:38:46 UTC
How does this differ from app-admin/denyhosts?
Comment 2 stupendoussteve 2006-06-01 11:46:28 UTC
It doesn't! I was surprised there was nothing in there, and apperantly for good reason.
Comment 3 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-04-07 09:13:13 UTC
*** Bug 173631 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***