SSH hacked?

Beau J. Bechdol bbechdol at
Tue Jan 13 02:04:54 UTC 2009

I don't believe it is a silly practice, it is a good idea in my opinion.
Another thing to consider would to setup port forwarding on the router so
for example, when someone sends a ssh request to port 22, the router will
froward it to the port you designated, port 2222 for example.


On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 6:56 PM, Kent Borg <kentborg at> wrote:

> Protect ssh with the following:
> 1. If using passwords, use long, quality passwords--passwords that are
> *not* recycled elsewhere.
> 2. If using keys, protect your private keys *very* carefully.
> 3. If offering accounts to others, worry that they also follow #1 and #2.
> ssh is a very secure protocol. If you have good keys/passwords, no
> script kiddie (or even serious foe) is going to break in with a
> brute-force attack. Moving your sshd to an alternate port number is a
> silly distraction.
> -kb, the Kent who also recommends you keep your system up-to-date.
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