Changing SSH and Apache ports

Cameron Simpson cs at
Thu Dec 15 00:54:28 UTC 2005

What nobody has mentioned is that this buys next to no security.  A port
scan will find your service regardless of the port.

Also, changing the port number can make your service hard to reach for
legitimate users; for example from inside my workplace the prxoy would
not permit me to reach a web site served on port 666.

Moving port numbers around is usually pointless. Not always, just usually.
Cameron Simpson <cs at> DoD#743

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