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Re: help? fighting ssh user/password guessing attempts

In article <>,
Jonathan Schleifer  <> wrote:
>Am 15.10.2008 um 21:21 schrieb Volkmar Seifert:
>> First of all...yes, everyone running an sshd has this problem, and no,
>> switching to an arbitrary port is no help at all. Obscurity is no
>> security, it does only delay the inevitable. I've seen such attacks  
>> on the
>> weirdest ports.
>Nonsense, it's not security by obscurity, as there isn't even a  
>security risk. It's just annoying to get the logs spammed, that's all.  
>And another port solves that, as all botnets only try to connect on  
>port 22.

It is definitely help as the attacker needs to port-scan to find
the open ssh port so it costs the attacker a lot more per host both
in time and bandwidth.


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