/etc/hosts.deny/hosts.allow have no effect on sshd access
I am using a Redhat Linux box and recently configured the /etc/hosts.deny and /etc/hosts.allow to deny access to all machines except the few on our network.
The /etc/hosts.deny reads ALL: ALL
The /etc/hosts.allow has the list of machines which can access the machine.
I have successfully used the same files in the past on other machines.
I find that I am able to access the machine from hosts which are not on the hosts.allow list. I cant seem to figure out why this is happening.
I would appreciate it if somebody tells me what I could be doing wrong or if there is something that I have configured wrong.