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BFD (Brute Force Detection) Installation

BFD (Brute Force Detection) Installation

1. cd  /usr/local/src  or another temporary folder where you store your files.

2. wget http://www.rfxnetworks.com/downloads/bfd-current.tar.gz

3. tar -xvzf bfd-current.tar.gz

4. cd bfd-0.2

5. Run the install file: ./install.sh

You will receive a message saying it has been installed

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.: BFD installed

Install path: /usr/local/bfd

Config path: /usr/local/bfd/conf.bfd

Executable path: /usr/local/sbin/bfd

6. Lets edit the configuration file vi /usr/local/bfd/conf.bfd

7. Enable brute force hack attempt alerts:

Find: ALERT_USR=”0″ CHANGE TO: ALERT_USR=”1″

Find: EMAIL_USR=”root” CHANGE TO: EMAIL_USR=”your@yourdomain.com”

Save the changes:

8. Prevent locking yourself out!

Vi  /usr/local/bfd/ignore.hosts and add your own trusted IPs

Eg: 192.168.1.1

Save the changes:

9. Run the program!

/usr/local/sbin/bfd  –s

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