Failed root login attempts on my Linode

Linode Staff

We have seen hundreds of attempts to login as "root" user in our linode. Please suggest a remedy for this.

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This is pretty standard behavior on a server that has not been appropriately secured. It is most often caused by automated scripting and its not generally an direct attack on your server. There are a few ways to prevent this:

Of all the options, disabling the root password authentication is likely the easiest and I'd suggest doing that first.


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