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Date:      Sat, 22 Oct 2011 15:37:55 +0100
From:      Bruce Cran <bruce@cran.org.uk>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Breakin attempt
Message-ID:  <85D6B8A7-9AF6-4188-BC58-F8CBF5ED9E91@cran.org.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20111022161242.11803f76.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <000001cc90c0$a0c16050$e24420f0$@org> <4EA2CE72.5030202@cran.org.uk> <20111022161242.11803f76.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On 22 Oct 2011, at 15:12, Polytropon wrote:

> 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=20
>> running ssh on the standard port. I used to have lots of 'break-in=20
>> attempts' before I moved the ssh server to a different port.
>=20
> Is there _any_ reason why moving from port 22 to something
> different is _not_ a solution?

If you run some sort of shell server, or where many people need to login =
using ssh, you'll have a bit of a support problem telling people to =
select the non-default port. Also, some might consider it security =
through obscurity, which is often said to be a bad thing.

--=20
Bruce Cran




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