sshd port number ?
karnaugh at karnaugh.za.net
Mon Jan 24 13:15:54 PST 2005
>> How does that make sshd less secure if its on a port above
>> 1024 ?
>If ssh ever goes down, a user could start his own compromised
>version of ssh and do some nasty stuff. The same user could not do
>that if the connecting side would expect sshd to be on a privileged
>port because the system ensures that only procs running with superuser
>privileges can bind to a privileged port.
And to note, ports <1024 are what we reffer to as "privileged ports", ie
- only root, or processes running as root, can open/close/mess them.
Colin Alston <karnaugh at karnaugh.za.net>
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