[kwlug-disc] Tightening up SSH

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Mon Jul 19 10:33:03 EDT 2010

----- Original Message -----

> I used to think that way too Dave. As far as I'm concerned though, it
> doesn't hurt add obscurity to an _otherwise_good_ security system. As
> Khalid says, it makes it less likely that the random scans from the
> wilds of the 'Net will notice your server.

Yes if you are just doing to in addition to locking down ssh properly it doesn't hurt. Most people do it as a quick and dirty easy fix and avoid the lock down though.
> It's like surviving a bear attack: You don't have to out-run the bear,
> you just have to out-run the other guy.

Except there are many bears on the Internet.

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