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

Alex Bartonek bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 17 18:52:32 CST 2013

netstat -lnptu

start cleaning up there..

I know this isnt Solaris, but here is a cron script I have running every morning.  Sends me an email of a few log files for my perusal.  I have another script that sends me a status of my disks (space, errors etc) also.


It can be expanded on and stuff.. YMMV.

--- On Sun, 2/17/13, Don Davis <dondavis at reglue.org> wrote:

From: Don Davis <dondavis at reglue.org>
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Questions about home server security: non-standard ports
To: satlug at satlug.org
Date: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 11:54 AM

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>
> --
> Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
> LinkedIn Profile: <http://tinyurl.com/y8kpxu>
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