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wincent Bansshee


Bansshee is a lightweight daemon written in Perl designed to thwart dictionary-based SSH brute force attacks. For more information see this article and a the subsequent update.


Version 1.0.1 is available for download here (28KB).

You can also check out the latest version of the source via Git; for example, to check out into a directory named bansshee:

git clone git://

A web-based repository browser is also available.


Bansshee is free software released under the BSD license. If it is useful to you, please consider making a donation.


1.0.1 (24 June 2009)
  • Add support files for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3.
  • License changed from GPL to BSD license.
1.0 (16 October 2006)
  • First public availability
1.0-internal (12 April 2006)
  • Original version (not publicly released).