A tip to further secure the MBL's FTP service

I found, by accident, a very useful tip to make the FTP service within the MBL a lot more reliant against FTP hack attempts.

Gain access to the Lunux command shell and open within the nano text editor `/etc/vsftpd.conf’.

Add ONLY the following line to the configuration file:


Restart the FTP service using:

/etc/init.d/vsftpd restart

What this does is when a unknown user-name is put in or the right user-name but wrong password then the connected session is forced to wait 30 seconds before being told the login was unsuccessful.

Hope that tip of use.


That’s really nice to know!! Thanks mate!!!