On Tue, 2004-10-19 at 12:57 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I was shocked when I looked at /var/log/secure.1 on my machine yesterday,
> and I saw a large number (about 20 per day) of entries like this:
Do you really need to run ssh? I don't on my desktop so I turn it off.
You can turn it off using the "Services" program in
"Applications->System Tools" under Gnome. As I recall you run Fedora.
If it does not have a "Services" program you should look for a program
whose name suggests that it can modify your computers' "init" or initial
Using "Services" I scroll down until I see an entry for "sshd - The
OpenSSH SSH server" and simply uncheck the box beside it, then click
Aidan Delaney email: adelaney at cs.may.ie
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