openssh concerns

Daniel Bond db at
Mon Oct 5 22:49:16 UTC 2009


I explained my opinion quite well (imo) a bit further down in my  
previous email. I'm not sure what
to answer.

I don't necessarily think it's relevant for every computer running  
sshd. I see a tendency to change
sshd port to 2022 and other port numbers. I'm not sure everyone doing  
it is aware that using
unprivileged ports also has consequences, compared to (often) a few  
harmless logentries.

I'd much rather use an privileged port, or mac_portacl(4), like  
mentioned earlier.

Best regards,


I've noticed quite a bit of suggestions to use 2022, 2222 and such

On Oct 5, 2009, at 11:58 PM, Doug Barton wrote:

> Daniel Bond wrote:
>> However, I'm concerned about the suggestion of using an
>> unprivileged port
> Please explain your reasoning, and how it's relevant in a world where
> the vast majority of Internet users have complete administrative
> control over the systems they use.
> Doug
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