SSH hacked?

Steve Lamb grey at
Mon Jan 19 11:07:40 UTC 2009

Gilles Gravier wrote:
> Rather than add an additional layer (knockd) I chose strong
> authentication. Each situation has several possible ways to address it.
> I'm not saying knockd is BAD. I'm just saying it's not the ultimate
> silver bullet that you seem to imply here.

    I never said it was.  I am saying it is quantifiably better than leaving
the port open to all comers all of the time.

> That phrase is formulated like if you were a teen-ager. Decades of
> security... Hum. I was hacking at systems back in 1986. Were you born
> then? 

    Ah, pulling the ol' "I'm older than you, boy" argument.  Nice.  86, hm?
Yeah, you could say I was born by then.

> I'm a CISSP. Are you?

    Better question is did you actually learn anything or just memorize enough
to pass the test so you can wave it around when you're caught spouting off

         Steve C. Lamb         | But who can decide what they dream
       PGP Key: 1FC01004       |      and dream I do

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