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Re: sshd port config and security

On Mon, Apr 09, 2001 at 02:19:31AM +0100, japc@co.sapo.pt wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 11:52:29PM -0500, Vinh Truong wrote:
> > * Jean-Marc Boursot <jmb@ankeo.org> [010406 21:09]:
> > > They allow telnet and not ssh? Nice!
> > 
> > yeah, afraid of the port-forwarding capabilities in ssh.  i can see
> > their point but i'm just as leery of clear-text transmission.  oh, well.
> > 
> Port forwarding works in ssh no matter what door you run it on. For instance:
> ssh -p 666

 People that know how to run ssh through a non-standard port are probably
less likely to set up anything stupid with port forwarding than the average
semi-clued user who only barely knows how to use ssh.  Don't know if that
has anything to do with the decision...

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