Breakin attempt

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sat Oct 22 17:14:54 UTC 2011

Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at> writes:

> Polytropon <freebsd at> writes:
>> 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?
> Connecting from behind other people's paranoid firewalls gets difficult
> on other ports.  

And, yes, I realize this isn't a problem for most people, but I'm pretty
sure I'm not the only one who runs into it, either.

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