sshguard pf

Jonesy SPAM_TRAP_gmane at
Tue Nov 4 11:53:03 UTC 2014

On Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:34:22 +0800, Fbsd8 wrote:
> You are being attacked by script kiddies and bots, they scan a whole ip 
> address range looking for open port 22 and when its found they start 
> their login attack. 

> Changing ssh to use some other port number will stop 
> this attack all together. I changed ssh to use port '4422' 25 years ago 
> and no attacks since. 


I changed the ssh port number here several years ago and the problem 
went from 50-100 per day (even _with_ sshguard) to zero, zip, zilch.


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