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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] SSH shell protection

Sounds good Denis,
Could you make the Subject line include "" e.g. " SSH Shell access from unknown IP:"
That would get my attention more in all the flood of email.
Thanks for taking good care of us.

Re: recent scenarios.  We know that David Williams was drinking Margaritas, but we never found out what you were drinking. :)


Beth Tibbitts
Eclipse Parallel Tools Platform
IBM STG - High Performance Computing Tools
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Denis Roy <denis.roy@xxxxxxxxxxx>


Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>


09/30/2011 01:44 PM


[cross-project-issues-dev] SSH shell protection

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Last Wednesday I informed you[1] about a simple mechanism which will block shell access from unknown IP networks.

That mechanism is now in an
informative mode, meaning you will get a notice from sabot@xxxxxxxxxxx when you access a shell from a network we've never seen before.  No block action is taken, but I encourage you to read and respond to those emails, which will place the unknown network in the trusted list, thus minimizing alerts and interruptions once the mechanism goes into protective mode.

Here is a sample of the email:

SSH Shell access from unknown IP:

Our systems have detected that you (droy) have successfully logged in to an SSH shell on from: (

We've never seen you log in from there before, and we're worried that someone may be impersonating you, so we've blocked access to your account from that location.  If this is indeed you and would like to trust this location, simply reply to this email, leaving the body intact, and access will be granted immediately.

On the other hand, if this is not you and you were not expecting this email, your Eclipse account may have been compromised, and we urge you to please contact
webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxx _immediately_!

Thank you.




Denis Roy
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