[kwlug-disc] Tightening up SSH

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 22:50:58 EDT 2010


On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 9:41 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> Darcy Casselman wrote, On 07/19/2010 9:12 AM:
>>
>> 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.
>
> Could you tell me the source of this statistic please?

Sure! I made it up.

> Save yourself the irritation. Particularly when you run into a
> firewall that lets you talk out to known ports, but not weird ones.

No worries.  I'm not going to forget mine.  And, like Khalid said, you
can put it in your .ssh/config

Darcy.



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