Changing SSH and Apache ports
cs at zip.com.au
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 zip.com.au> DoD#743
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