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Secure an Ubuntu OpenSSH server from Brute force attacks but without a firewall or SSH key pair? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 16.04 and seek to harden my SSH authentication in a special manner. The current situation: I have a machine with a minimal Ubuntu server I use mainly to transfer files to via its local ...
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Cannot login with two-factor SSH [duplicate]

In response to the users that flagged this as a potential duplicate, it is not. I have a SSH hardening solution, which I got off Canonical's ubuntu tutorials and is commonly repeated, but it isn't ...
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Secure SSH Server from brute-force? [duplicate]

I'm just a newbie in Linux and recently got a VPS (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server). How can I secure its ssh server from brute-force attacks?
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Disable password access through SSH?

I'm setting up a server for backing up my desktop box remotely. I want to prevent remote password access to the server, permitting only users with private keys (AKA my desktop box) to access it. How ...
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Is someone trying to hack into my server? What can I do?

A few weeks ago I posted a question here about some ssh issues I was having with an Ubuntu 12.04 box. Fast forward to today and I am trying to allow someone else access to the machine, but they keep ...
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crond64/tsm virus in Ubuntu

Recently I noticed my home server to get painfully slow. All the resources were eaten up by two processes: crond64 and tsm. Even though I repeatedly killed them, they kept showing up again and again. ...
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who is trying to brute-force my password?

I was looking into my log files on my server and I found the following lines in: /var/log/.auth.log.1: pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruse r= rhost=...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 remote desktop access

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server at home with GUI running. It does many things, like Apache virtual hosts (several WordPress sites hosted for me and my mates), Samba server, Mini DLNA server and some ...
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Tens of thousands of failed/denied SSH login attempts [closed]

Recently a few friends and I came up with an idea for an app. To facilitate the creation of it, we set up LAMP on an Ubuntu Server 12.04. This box is running from my home. We've set up 3 user accounts....
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How to permanently mount a remote share?

I've got an NAS file server on my local network, in my windows days I just mapped a drive to it and it was just there all the time. I'm having trouble doing the same in Ubuntu. I had done this ...
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connecting and copying files with scp — ubuntu 10.04

I have a work computer. I have a home computer. I want to be able to share files between with scp, both our computers are behind routers, which assign a local ip. 198.168.0.* As well as knowing their ...
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How to stop SSH filesystem from discarding root permissions after every command?

i have a small bash script that mounts my sshfs... problem is it ask for the server/host password for every mount... i have four mounts and i have to enter it every time for 4 times and its tiresome,...
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fresh newly rented server, spammed with root login attempts

Hello i've just rented a server at hetzner.de, and decided to follow the toturials at linode for securing my server! i've just completed setting up OSSEC and then right off the bat i get spammed with ...
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Cannot SSH into server using non standard port

I am running Ubuntu Xenial (16.0.4 LTS) both on my laptop and my server. I have strengthened security on the server using the techniques described here and here. I am able to SSH from my laptop to ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS includes unknown SFTP server

I've installed Ubuntu Server 14.04, and when I try to connect it with browser sftpd://10.0.0.100 it lets me see my files after I type my username and password. It's weird, because I haven't installed ...

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