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       DenyHosts - version: 2.6


       DenyHosts  is  a python program that automatically blocks ssh attacks by adding entries to
       /etc/hosts.deny.  DenyHosts will also inform Linux administrators about  offending  hosts,
       attacked users and suspicious logins.

       Usage:   /usr/sbin/denyhosts   [-f   logfile   |   --file=logfile]   [   -c  configfile  |
       --config=configfile] [-i | --ignore] [-n |  --noemail]  [--purge]  [--migrate]  [--daemon]
       [--sync] [--version]

              The name of log file to parse

       --ignore: Ignore last processed offset (start processing from beginning)

       --noemail: Do not send an email report

       --unlock: if lockfile exists, remove it and run as normal

       --migrate: migrate your HOSTS_DENY file so that it is suitable for --purge

       --purge: expire entries older than your PURGE_DENY setting

       --daemon: run DenyHosts in daemon mode

       --foreground: run DenyHosts in foreground mode

       --sync: run DenyHosts synchronization mode

       --version: Prints the version of DenyHosts and exits

       Note:  multiple --file args can be processed.  If multiple files are provided, --ignore is

       Note: in a debian system, the default running mode is daemon mode  and  the  configuration
       file is etc/denyhosts.conf

   When run in --daemon mode the following flags are ignored:
       --file, --purge, --migrate, --sync, --verbose


       Please refer to for full documentation This file
       can be also found in /usr/share/doc/denyhosts/FAQ.html


       DenyHosts was written by Phil Schwartz <>

       This manual page was written by Marco Bertorello <> for the  Debian
       project (but may be used by others).