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Re: OpenSSH is a good choice?
From: Ron DuFresne <dufresne () winternet com>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 02:40:25 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004, Willem Koenings wrote:

on Tue Dec 21 14:54:44 EST 2004, Ron DuFresne wrote

the non std port advice is not worth much, security through
obscurity kinda thing.

wrong. non standard port helps quite well against automated scans.
most targets nowadays are searched via automated scans. if you are
painted red, you get attention. this is first step - stay gray. but if
you are already set up as a target, this would not help you. this
helps you NOT getting up as target for someone, who just searching
some servers for fun - scriptkiddies.

I'd disagree in that the tools are getting to be well enough defined that
we are all targets.  Best game is to restrict who has access to the ports
being served whenever possible, openssh has a history that makes this a
good service to limit this way.  Little need to hide what's not openly
allowed to all.


Ron DuFresne
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'cause she comes back." --B.B. King
        ***testing, only testing, and damn good at it too!***

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