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Old 01-25-2003, 06:34 AM   #1
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SSH Log


When I open up the security log it shows this line with an exlamation mark next to it.

Jan 25 07:29:32 jack sshd[2330]: Failed none for user from 156.34.34.34 port 3250 ssh2

I know this is not someone trying to hack in because I was just running some test to see what the log files give. I can login with the users password and everything works fine. This message is vague and its impossible to google for. What does "Failed none for user" mean? None what?
 
Old 01-25-2003, 07:50 AM   #2
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Failed none for user

failed "auth type" for username

for instance

Failed password for david from 192.168.0.25 port 32917 ssh2
 
Old 01-25-2003, 09:25 AM   #3
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So "none" is an authentication type? If this messages is just saying that the user passed all authentication methods then why does it have the scary red exclamation mark next to it?
 
Old 01-25-2003, 09:33 AM   #4
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I would not worry about it, if you get a lot of them from the same address you might want to block the address

The chance of someone accessing your system using ssh is probably the closest thing to impossible I can imagine.
 
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Thanks. It was actually me logging in through SSH that gave this error. Thanks again.
 
  


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