Re: Need urgent help regarding security
From: Marian Hettwer (MH_at_kernel32.de)
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 11:10:07 +0100 To: Bitbucket <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I agree that this is not good security. It does NOT make your system more
> But I stop should of saying it should not be done as I can see no
> detremental effect to changing the port number. If it makes you sleep
> better at night then do it. It cannot hurt. Just dont RELY on it.
Well, it wouldn't make me sleep better at nights, since I know that
there's an unpatched sshd out there. And even if it would be on another
port, a non-Script-Kiddy could break in easily.
Apart from avoiding security by obscurity, you're right, you can do it.
If I'm responsible for several dozen of boxes out there, I still
couldn't sleep at night, even though the sshd might be on another port
than 22 :)
Perhaps it winds down to: Do it on your private box, don't do it "at
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