[SATLUG] Questions about home server security: non-standard ports

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Sun Feb 17 10:02:25 CST 2013


On Feb 15, 2013, at 1:28 PM, Frank Huddleston <fhuddles at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Thanks for the suggestions about security on a home server. I see that one thing people do is use non-standard ports.
> I have done that myself, but get the feeling that it's just security through obfuscation and does nothing more than put a little hurdle in the way of a cracker, and increases complexity. So what do you think: is this worthwhile as a security measure?

Here's a pretty good answer:

"SSH Password Gropers Are Now Trying High Ports"
<http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/02/16/2129244/ssh-password-gropers-are-now-trying-high-ports>

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