Breakin attempt

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sat Oct 22 17:11:36 UTC 2011

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.  

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