[K12OSN] freenx issue

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Thu Oct 30 14:11:22 UTC 2008

Nils Breunese wrote:
> Nadav Kavalerchik wrote:
>> just a little advise for the time you get it fixed
>> we had alloooooot of log warnings of hackers trying to crack the machine
>> through port 22 so we moved it very high... beyond 62744
>> now all is quiet :-)
> I like to set up public key authentication and then disable password 
> authentication for SSH. Then install a brute-force blocker like 
> DenyHosts [0] or Fail2Ban [1] and things are also quiet. And our users 
> don't need to specify a custom port.
> Nils Breunese.
+1 on that.  I've used both of those tools, and they both work.  I don't 
use custom ports anymore, either, for this reason. 

My preference is now for Fail2Ban, because I prefer IPTables-style 
blocking.  But that's just me.


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