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

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Sun Feb 17 11:54:18 CST 2013


Good article. He also recommends using ssh keys, which may have been
drowned out in the furor about non-standard ports.

I like the comments and I'm with Dan: "I moved ssh to a non-standard
port merely to reduce the traffic in my logs. It permits ssh-key only.
No password logins accepted."


On 02/17/2013 10:02 AM, Brad Knowles wrote:
> 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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