Cant SSH via local machine until I login through web-based console. UFW Rate Limiting

Posted February 11, 2019 1.2k views
System ToolsUbuntu 18.04

Every now and then I can’t login with a user or root account via ssh on my machine, I get denied. If I go through the web based console I can, and then it seems to ‘unlock’ my local machine and I can login again via terminal. What is going on here?

UFW is setup to limit ssh connections (default config), so can anyone tell me how long UFW will deny a connection for after its hit the rate limit? I know that it only kicks in when someone has attempted 6 or more connections in a 30 second window.. but is that indefinite? Or after some period of time will it allow further attempts?


These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Submit an Answer
1 answer

was a fail2ban issue. My mistake.