Re: [SLE] problems with ssh
From: Leendert Meyer (leen.meyer_at_home.nl)
To: email@example.com Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 19:54:02 +0100
On Monday 14 March 2005 17:25, Stan Glasoe wrote:
> On Monday 14 March 2005 10:01 am, Leendert Meyer wrote:
> > Why a second firewall? That make things (IMO) unnecessarily complicated.
> > You have proven that. ;) But it is possible that I am completely wrong
> > about this... ;)
> Layered security approach. The small SOHO/home firewall/routers can help
> deflect curious crackers and malicious bots. Bad stuff doesn't see a
> Windows machine, they move on. NEVER rely on it but it does help.
> port forward
> For ssh ALWAYS (and probably most other basic services) choose a different
> external port than 22 and greater than 1024. Its amazing how many hits you
> get on that once you open it up from automated cracker bots testing what
> they hope are common UserIDs and if that works, common passwords.
Yup, I know. But never thought of changing the default port (although I knew
the possibility). Actually I thought of giving the perpetrators the tarpit
Thanks, Stan, much appreciated.
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