I've been reading about these forums for a short while and noticed a lot of posts about Brute Force Protection.
Anyone might want to consider using BFD with iptables to detect and block Brute Force attacks on SSH and FTP.
If you have APF installed the default config works with that, if not, edit the config file to execute an iptables command such as:
iptables -I INPUT -s $ATT-HOST -j DROP
( I think that's the command anyway, it's been a while since I last messed with this software )
I hope this helps some people here!
Edited by jamessw, 25 January 2008 - 09:07 AM.