IPBan is the best way to block brute force login attempts on your Windows or Linux servers. Learn more at https://github.com/DigitalRuby/IPBan.
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This program is essentially fixing a problem that shouldn’t exist. Windows servers should never have RDP exposed to the internet, in doing so you’re asking for issues. Having a VPN solution in place and locking RDP behind that is the current best practise.
IPBan solves many cases that a VPN can’t help with:
– Dedicated/VPS servers with RDP or SSH where one is unable or unwilling to install a VPN
– Any public accessible login such as https website, smtp, etc., these cannot be behind VPN
– Even in large internal networks servers can be attacked, ipban can still be useful to deal with failed logins
These are just some of the top of my head.
Very good app and it is working fine from Europe too.
I have another question:
Is there a way to Allow Several RANGES of IP and Block All others ?
I think you could do this with a white-list regex and then a black-list regex of “.” (just the period).
Hey Jeffrey, can you point me to a Windows 2003 server solution like your IPBan?
Unfortunately it does not work on Windows 2003 or xp.
Sorry misread your question. My best suggestion if it’s possible if you want a free solution is to use Windows Server 2008 web edition by upgrading your Server 2003 box if at all possible. Then IPBan will work 🙂 Sorry that’s my best answer.