What does "Limit" mean? (Ununtu 8.04 Hardy Heron)

Asked by K-Rich on 2008-10-03

Neither the gufw help, nor the ufw man page mentions that "Limit" does. Can someone tel me please?

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2008-10-06
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Best costales (costales) said : #1

ufw supports connection rate limiting, which is useful for protecting
against brute-force login attacks. ufw will deny connections if an IP
address has attempted to initiate 6 or more connections in the last 30
seconds. See http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/187 for
details.

costales (costales) said : #2

Is this solved your question?
Please, change status to solved ;) thanks!

K-Rich (krrhodes-gmail) said : #3

Thanks Marcos, that solved my question.