Remove an IP address ban that has been errantly blacklisted by denyhosts

denyhosts-remove $IP_ADDRESS

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2009-11-19 16:28:34

What Others Think

Fine. Sugsestion : to initialize the BASE_PATH variable, you could extract it from the denyhosts.conf file BASE_PATH=$(awk -F' = ' '$1 == "WORK_DIR" { print $2 }')
frans · 457 weeks and 4 days ago
frans · 457 weeks and 4 days ago
Apologize : BASE_PATH=$(awk -F' = ' '$1 == "WORK_DIR" { print $2 }' /etc/denyhosts.conf)
frans · 457 weeks and 4 days ago
The script doesn't work with actual sh. It probably should start with #!/bin/bash
agladysh · 453 weeks and 4 days ago
It will be unfortunate for anyone who uses this script, as taking it out of /etc/hosts.deny is not enough. When they start the daemon back up, they'll notice the IP get blocked again. Probably best if you read the FAQ: http://denyhosts.sourceforge.net/faq.html#3_19. You have 6 files to edit, before completely removing the IP address from denyhosts(8), and a 7th if you want to whitelist the IP.
atoponce · 361 weeks and 3 days ago
ataponce, that's not what the script does. check out atrixnet.com for more details.
linuxrawkstar · 361 weeks and 3 days ago
the script doesn't edit one file. take a look at the perl command in the script. it takes care of all the files it needs in order to really remove the lockout. thanks for your comments on the website.
linuxrawkstar · 361 weeks and 3 days ago

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