sshd port number ?

Danny nocmonkey at
Mon Jan 24 13:23:53 PST 2005

On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 22:10:23 +0100, Hexren <me at> wrote:
> 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.

At the OS level (not the SSHD config for example), where can one
configure what proc is assigned to what privileged port?

I just did some quick searching, but does this documentation exist on
the FreeBSD site?

Thank you,


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