ssh: Support for MaxAuthRetries

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Melvyn Sopacua created an issue

On FreeBSD MaxAuthRetries is now at default 6. When this parameter is in set, individual failures are no longer logged. Once the max retries are exceeded, the following message is logged:

error: maximum authentication attempts exceeded for root from 117.81.26.226 port 4919 ssh2 [preauth]

A quick scan of the lexer @ master branch, shows it's not available.

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  1. Melvyn Sopacua reporter

    I understand you classifying this as enhancement, and I would agree if it were not for the fact that individual login failures are no longer logged. This means that sshguard will never blacklist these offenders, defeating it's purpose, so I was rather hoping for an earlier milestone regardless of the issue classification.

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