[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  or Fail2Ban  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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