sshguard - Protects from brute force attacks against ssh

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name sshguard
Package version 1.6.0
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 644 B
Download size 176.62 KB
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Protects networked hosts from the today's widespread
brute force attacks against ssh servers. It detects such attacks
and blocks the author's address with a firewall rule.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sshguard_1.6.0-1_amd64.deb 1.6.0 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
sshguard - - -


Name Value
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
iptables -
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package sshguard_1.6.0-1_i386.deb
Source Package sshguard

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install sshguard deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install sshguard




2015-05-13 - Julián Moreno Patiño <>
sshguard (1.6.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release. (Closes: #693614)
* d/patches/01_sshguard_manpage.diff, Remove, merge with upstream.
* d/patches/02_avoid_ftbfs_kfreebsd.diff, Refresh patch offset.
* d/patches/03_fix_inode.diff, Remove, merge with upstream.
* d/control, Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes).
* Add systemd support. (Closes: #780800)
+ Thanks to Ondřej Surý for it.
* Add -w parameter to iptables to wait for the xtables
lock. (Closes: #775209 #780238)
+ Thanks to Joao Luis Meloni Assirati for it.
* d/copyright, Extend debian copyright holders years.
+ Update short license name.
2014-07-01 - Julián Moreno Patiño <>
sshguard (1.5-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add IPv6 localhost to whitelist file. (Closes: #753396)
* DM-Upload-Allowed, not needed.
* Update my email.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes).
* Bump debhelper version to 9.
* Use canonical URIs for Vcs-* fields.
* Add patch to fix break if inode is too big. (Closes: #642097)
+ Thanks to Johann Hartwig Hauschild for it.
* Update debian/copyright for machine-readable format, version 1.0.
+ Extend debian copyright holder years.
* Remove debian/source/options because the default now is xz.
2011-12-31 - Julián Moreno Patiño <>
sshguard (1.5-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch compat level 8 to 9 to use hardening flags.
* Add lintian override to fix 
warning for experimental debhelper version.
[Ludovico Cavedon]
* Add DM-Upload-Allowed.
2011-09-19 - Julián Moreno Patiño <>
sshguard (1.5-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Change default parameter -a 4 to -a 40 
in sshguard.default. (Closes: #638225)
* Update copyright file to DEP5 rev 174
2011-07-19 - Julián Moreno Patiño <>
sshguard (1.5-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Avoid to run incorrectly the for-loop in init script
+ Thanks for the patch to Alexander Noack
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2 (no changes).
* Set debhelper v8 in B-D
* Switch compat level 7 to 8
* Change dh-autoreconf order to avoid build error
2011-02-17 - Julián Moreno Patiño <>
sshguard (1.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Modified init.d script to fix piuparts
unistallation error.
2011-02-13 - Julián Moreno Patiño <>
sshguard (1.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
+ Removed README.source, it's not used.
+ Moved svn to git
+ Added support for whitelisting
+ Released to unstable, it's a stable release.
2010-12-29 - Julián Moreno Patiño <>
sshguard (1.5~rc4-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
+ Used debhelper 7.0.50~ overrides
+ Added debhelper 7.0.50~ to B-D
+ Added support debsrc3
+ Added patch to avoid FTBFS in KfreeBSD
+ Used quilt 3.0 format
+ Removed dpatch in B-D
+ Changed autotools-dev to dh-autoreconf in B-D
+ Adopted DEP5 Format
+ Updated debian/watch. Thanks to Ludovico Cavedon
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1 (no changes).
* Init Script. Closes: #595915
+ Thanks to Eugene San
2009-11-22 - Julián Moreno Patiño <>
sshguard (1.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial support kfreebsd.
* debian/control: B-D iptables [!kfreebsd-i386 !kfreebsd-amd64]
* debian/rules: supported Packet Filter.
2009-11-05 - Julián Moreno Patiño <>
sshguard (1.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/control: Changed Maintainer field and add dpatch to B-D.
* debian/copyright: Update copyright holders.
* debian/watch: Added.
* debian/patches: Added patch to fix manpage errors.
* debian/rules: Add dpatch, remove unnecessary dh calls and clean
commad.h file.
* Move iptables from B-D to Depends.
* Updated standards version(no changes needed).
* New maintainer. Closes: #552749

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