Re: status: hints on how to check your machine forintrusion

From: David Miller
Date: Sat Oct 01 2011 - 14:14:21 EST

From: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 14:06:41 -0400

> For my machine that is connected to the outside world, I have a script
> that runs every night that checks for attacks. As bots constantly look
> for port 22 and 80, they find my machine without issue. When my script
> detects a bunch of ssh login attempts that fail, it will add that ip
> address to the iptables DROP chain:

By running sshd on a different port, you'll avoid the login attempts
as well as the overhead of the successful connection attempts.

I haven't allowed sshd to run on port 22 in more than 10 years.
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