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Change ssh to obscure port
Authored by: kray on Feb 11, '05 11:48:15AM

Exactly what I was going to say (use a different port). In the Linux world changing the sshd_config file does the trick -- in the Mac world it's a little bit more involved (editing /etc/services). I've done this on all my system and have watched thousands of attempts go un-routed at the firewall.

I like your idea better (for the novice) as I've seen Mac updates re-write my sshd_config and services file on many of the updates (though the last system update [10.3.8] didn't :).

Also changing ssh_config to use a specific port allows you to use ssh "as-is" without the need to always specify the port -- which is nice when you use scp which uses the -P flag and not the -p flag [annoying].

Of course YMMV



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