Downside being IPv6 support
On 8/31/08, Gareth 'bigbro' Eason <bigbro at skynet.ie> wrote:
> John Kinsella wrote:
>> Security through obscurity is a good start (SSH Port # = 22 1/2) :-)
>> The problem has "gone away".. for now.
>>>> Thanks to all who replied,
>> One thing to be aware of (for every silver lining has its cloud ;-) )
> is that many firewall configurations allow port 22 through, since it's a
> well known port for SSH - a highly used service. If you use a non
> default port, you also run the risk of your traffic being blocked by an
> over-zealous firewall despite the firewall admin's best efforts to allow
> SSH through.
>> fail2ban is one of the many excellent methods of leaving SSH running on
> its default port, but cutting down on the amount of log spam due to
> brute force attacks.
>> Hope that helps.
>> Best regards,
> Irish Linux Users' Group mailing list
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