Setting up git

Git is yet another open source version control, and seems to be the tool of choice for contemporary coding mavericks. I still prefer svn and cvs, for centralised version control, but can appreciate why some projects may require distributed repositories as afforded by git. Setting up a central git repository on a server is easy. You basically setup a user, whose home directory is used to store the repositories, and allow access to people using keys, where the user retain their

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Denyhost 2.6 on CentOS 6.5

Denyhosts is another utility similar to fail2ban. It parses log files to identify potential attacks against SSH services. A clear advantage that Denyhosts has over fail2ban is the synchronisation mechanism since version 2.0[1]. Denyhosts permits communication with a central server to exchange information about denied hosts by other Denyhosts daemons. However unlike fail2ban, it does not modify any firewall (iptables) rules, instead it relies on tcpwrapper and the hosts.deny file to block ssh access.

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