[ubuntu-uk] Preventing a hack attempt

Alan Lord (News) alanslists at gmail.com
Sat Aug 28 18:13:57 BST 2010

On 28/08/10 17:37, Matthew Macdonald-Wallace wrote:
> If the VNC Server is on the same machine that you are ssh'ing into,
> then the command would look as follows:
> ssh -C -L 5900:localhost:5900<user>@<destination_server>  -N&

We do this to manage some of our customers' servers. We also use 
private/public key pairs, and configure ssh so so no logins are allowed 
with passwords.

Also, I concur with an earlier post and recommend installing denyhosts.

sudo apt-get install denyhosts

Very useful against bruteforce attacks.


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