limit number of ssh connections

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at
Tue Sep 20 00:12:15 UTC 2011

>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Macdonald <paul at> writes:

Paul> in my experience running ssh on a high port cuts the amount of unwanted ssh
Paul> connections to approximately zero, in fact i got a surprise when seeing a sec
Paul> log from a box which i hadn't done this for

I run sshd on 443 (for firewall-bending reasons), and the only
connections I see there are people trying to break into the web.  Never
an actual sshd hit. :)

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