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Re: How much difference does it make to run ssh on a different port number?

On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 15:25 +0100, michael wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 16:07 +0200, Tarapia Tapioco wrote:
> > Occasionally people recommend running sshd on a different port number
> > (not 22) to reduce the number of cracking attempts (dictionary
> > attacks).
> > 
> > Does this really make a big difference?
> > Anyone have any statistics on it?
> when i tried this the number of attacks went from several daily to zero.
> unfort several remote computers i use seem to expect me to ssh out using
> port 22 :(

PS: I do not recommend chg-ing the SSH port as your only line of defence

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