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Re: brute force ssh attack



On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 10:56:38AM -0500, Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
> >there are numerous brute force ssh attacks in the web.  
> >I was quite curious, and for fun, I created the typical 
> >user accounts and set easy to guess passwords.... 
> Generally, very bad idea.  Unless you know exactly what you are doing, 
> which you obviously don't.

What's the harm? I mean, assuming you're planning on doing a limited,
controlled experiment?


> You don't just unplug network cable.  You wipe off machine and reinstall 
> it from scratch.  Simple as that.

Sure. But it doesn't hurt to investigate what happened. It's educational.


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