Video Server Monitored Services


Any computer system that is exposed to the internet risks being maliciously attacked through repeated attempts to login to the system, often referred to as brute force attacks. Brute force attackers will repeatedly guess new username/password combinations in an attempt to gain unauthorized access to the system. The IP Block List feature has been added to the Infinity Video Server software to reduce the potential impact of these brute force attacks by temporarily blocking the connection requests originating from those IP addresses associated with repeated incorrect login attempts. Control of what services are monitored and the threshold criteria for determining when and for how long to block addresses is provided on the Monitored Services page. 

Monitored Services

The Infinity Video Server software can monitor login attempts for the following services:

  • Secure Shell: monitors IP Addresses attempting to connect to the Infinity Video Server using SSH protocol
  • Web Server: monitors IP Addresses attempting to connect to the Infinity Video Server web server
Both the Secure Shell and Web Server services are enabled by default.

Action: Edit

Clicking the Edit button associated with any of the Monitored Services will allow you to change the Failed Attempt LimitBlock Time, Do Not Block entries, and the monitoring Status of that service.

Failed Attempt Limit: The number of consecutive times that an endpoint can enter incorrect credentials before being placed on the IP Block List.  (Default = 6 attempts)

Block List Time (hours): The length of time that the endpoint will be blocked from access the service. (Default = 24 hours)

Do Not Block: A list of IP Addresses and or subnets that are manually entered (one per line) that will never be blocked from accessing this service. Subnets must be entered using standard CIDR notation (e.g.,   

Note that there is no need to include E-MetroTel VPN addresses in any of the Do Not Block fields as Infinity Video Server software automatically ensures that the E-MetroTel VPN subnet is never blocked.

Status: You can Enable or Disable each of the individual Monitored Services.


Note: when changes are made to the configuration of a monitored service by clicking the Save button, all current bans are removed and the new configuration is used to determine which IP addresses are to be blocked. This procedure may require some time to be completed (up to a minute or two). You will receive a message that the configuration has been updated once the processing of the configuration changes is finished.