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Re: [vox-tech] Why change default ssh port?
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Re: [vox-tech] Why change default ssh port?



On Mon 12 Jun 06, 10:58 AM, Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com> said:
> Quoting Richard S. Crawford (rscrawford@mossroot.com):
> 
> > Our hosting service has (without notice) changed our default ssh port from
> > 22 to 22799.  This strikes me as an unusual decision, but I am still a
> > novice at this sort of thing.  Why would a host make such a switch (I
> > won't ask why they wouldn't announce it ahead of time; I'm used to that
> > level of service from them).
> 
> Because they prefer to hide their network services, rather than
> concentrate on reducing actual vulnerability.
 
There's a mantra:

   Security through obscurity is no security at all.

Once someone learns the secret, it ends up being a featured article in 2600
magazine and being discovered by the entire planet.

Pete
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