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10.4: Change the default sshd port
Authored by: paulsomm on Nov 08, '05 08:21:46PM

Perhaps, but the point of this really isn't for added security so much as obsfucation. I have passwords disabled, rely solely on keys, and have my account as the only one allowed to ssh and only from set machines. I'm not worried about someone getting in. But I do want to stop the endless script kiddie attacks as each attempt to log in spawns a new SSHD service. Watching the traffic hit port 22, I can see sometimes dozens of SSHD processes running.

By obsfucating the port, at least the worms/zombies/script kiddies trying port 22 will not even get to my machine.



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