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To: gentoo-security@g.o, David vasil <vasil@...>
From: rpfc@...
Subject: Re: [OT?] automatically firewalling off IPs
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 14:18:52 +0100
> Jeremy,
>   I agree with MaxieZ, a combination of SEC and Iptables work nicely 
> in this situation and could be extended to other services like FTP, 
> IMAP, Web authentication, etc.  I personally do not feel that 
> security through obscurity by changing the port numbers is a viable 
> solution.

Changing port numbers in this case is not for "security". It's just a simple
solution against automated ssh attacks. If the attack is made by a 
cracker that
really wants to attack a specific target, he will find the port.

Anyway, I change ports not for security purposes but only for stopping 
automated
attacks filling up my logs. ;)





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