Attack against the server

Posted on 2006-05-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hello Netman:

I believe my server is under an security attack.  Some is using the names mark, justin, jennifer in trying to logon to the FTP site.  The attack shows up as a Event 529 and happens ever few minutes until I shut down the FTP site.  Any suggestions on how to stop the attack?


Question by:huntersp3
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    Accepted Solution

    Try to see where it is originating from. Do you have a firewall between your FTP server and the outside world, check the originating IP address and block it on your firewall.

    If this is internal, then go to the FTP logs (should be in the %Systemroot%\system32\logs directory) to see who is logging on to the machine..

    You should always take into account that this can be a user who is trying to log in but simply is stupid enough to type in a wrong username (long shot, but you never know..)

    Author Comment

    The logs files did the trick and I have blocked the IP Address.  Thanks for the help!

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