securitybreach Posted March 17, 2012 Share Posted March 17, 2012 10-4. I was just calling to thank you, anyway. I don't have a voice today. I've been battling a sore throat for 5 days now. I'm fighting off some crud, I guess. I'm actually starting to feel better today, though. Anyway, when you get home later you can tell me what the advantages of: 1. changing my default port for ssh - security by obscurity, I assume. Right? 2. using ssh key pairs rather than passwords - more security so my passwords aren't bouncing all over the neighborhood via my wifi. Right? Thanks again... I have to go set this up in Arch now. I imagine that should be simpler than it was in Slackware... usually is. Later... 1. Well as far as the port, I use an obscure port for the simple reason that most ip scanners search for common ports like 22 (ssh), 21 (ftp), 139(netbios), etc. on various servers. It is just another way to keep yourself off the radar. 2. Pretty much. I use it as a another security as I regularly connect to a remote session (my linode) so it is not just my neighborhood I have to worry about. http://serverfault.com/questions/203613/is...-authentication No problem!! Also, make sure you are running protocol 2 as protocol 1 was the one that had the vulnerability last year: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Secure_Shell#Client Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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