Ubuntu 16.04.1 still at sshguard 1.6.0?

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Lester Ingber created an issue

Hi. I just upgraded my VPS running Ubuntu LTS from 14.04.4 to 16.04.1. I looked at the rules I was using in fail2ban, and decided sshguard was lighter and covered what I wished.

I see that the latest Ubuntu just offers an older version of sshguard 1.6.0? As an enduser, is there anything I can do to help push the Ubuntu maintainers to offer a more recent version?

Depending on how you feel about this issue, this could be considered major or minor?


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  1. Kevin Zheng

    You should contact the package maintainer directly. Point out that we have a low-traffic mailing list maintainers should subscribe to for release announcements and packaging help.

  2. Lester Ingber reporter

    The suggestions on https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sshguard/+question/306071 were reasonable. One maintainer wanted to know why 1.6.4 is needed vs 1.6.0. Another suggested adding a ppa for yakkety, and gave the reference to https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=sshguard ; I didn't see any reference to yakkety there. Since I am not sure of whether adding a yakkety ppa could interfere with the new Ubuntu 16.04.1 release, I think I'll wait.

    If there is a reasonably important bug that is fixed beyond 1.6.0 in sshguard, please report that as requested on https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sshguard/+question/306071 .

  3. Kevin Zheng

    Although I suggest running the latest version of SSHGuard when you can, unless you are missing a specific attack signature or experiencing a bug you should not need to upgrade. There are no security issues that we're aware of in 1.6.0. You are always free to compile the latest version from source; SSHGuard is continually being improved.

  4. Lester Ingber reporter


    Thanks for that info; that was my prime concern.

    Are there any guidelines as to which packages (on Ubuntu) are desirable to use for options to configure?

    I use iptables, and could not do a configure with this?

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