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    Default Question: What is "hydra" ?

    Recently noticed a site named "hydra.opensuse.org" appear on my monitor. Also, found an RPM package named "hydra". An attempt to visit the site was met with a login prompt. Just curious, what is "hydra" ? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Question: What is "hydra" ?

    Hydra is a network logon cracker (the RPM) and hydra.o.o is most likely some dev/mirror/something else server.
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    Default Re: Question: What is "hydra" ?

    Is "hydra" something to be concerned with or suspicious? The command you sent, is it something needed for security?

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    Default Re: Question: What is "hydra" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by atpmel View Post
    Recently noticed a site named "hydra.opensuse.org" appear on my monitor. Also, found an RPM package named "hydra". An attempt to visit the site was met with a login prompt. Just curious, what is "hydra" ? Thanks.
    Hi
    The host you see is the proxy/loadbalancer located in Nuremberg. So on your way to an openSUSE site (url), chances are you will pass through it...

    Code:
    host hydra.opensuse.org
    hydra.opensuse.org has address 195.135.221.150
    hydra.opensuse.org has IPv6 address 2001:67c:2178:8::19
    Nothing to be worried about.
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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    Default Re: Question: What is "hydra" ?

    Thanks, Malcolm. I know "hydra" is a hackers tool and I didn't know if I should be concerned about it. Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Question: What is "hydra" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by atpmel View Post
    Thanks, Malcolm. I know "hydra" is a hackers tool and I didn't know if I should be concerned about it. Thanks for the help.
    Yep, just relax.

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