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Date:      Sat, 22 Oct 2011 16:12:42 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Bruce Cran <bruce@cran.org.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Breakin attempt
Message-ID:  <20111022161242.11803f76.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <4EA2CE72.5030202@cran.org.uk>
References:  <000001cc90c0$a0c16050$e24420f0$@org> <4EA2CE72.5030202@cran.org.uk>

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On Sat, 22 Oct 2011 15:08:50 +0100, Bruce Cran wrote:
> I suspect that these sorts of attacks are fairly normal if you're 
> running ssh on the standard port. I used to have lots of 'break-in 
> attempts' before I moved the ssh server to a different port.

Is there _any_ reason why moving from port 22 to something
different is _not_ a solution?

Reason why I'm asking: Moving SSH away from its default port
seems to be a relatively good solution as break-in attempts
concentrate on default ports. So in case a sysadmin decides
to move SSH to a "hidden" location, what could be an argument
against this decision?




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Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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