Breakin attempt

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Oct 22 14:12:45 UTC 2011

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?

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