[kwlug-disc] Tightening up SSH

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 19 09:40:02 EDT 2010


--- On Mon, 7/19/10, Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com> wrote:
> Along with previous suggestions, I'd
> recommend switching to a
> non-standard port.  It's not really security against a
> determined
> attacker, but it cuts out 99.99% of the random Internet
> drive-bys.

Actually this is also my recommendation. The chances that someone will scan all ports and then try to break SSH in each of them is low unless you are being purposely targeted.

Raul Suarez

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