[CentOS] sshd hack

Chris Mauritz chrism at imntv.com
Fri Mar 10 21:32:33 UTC 2006


I'm not really a programmer and I recently came across this hack to 
insert a short sleep statement into auth-passwd.c within sshd.  It seems 
to quickly confuse automated dictionary attacks.  I've moved sshd to 
higher ports but apparently the cretins are now scanning to look for 
that and attacking on whatever port sshd shows up on. 

Anyway, the link to the hack is here:

http://www.aerospacesoftware.com/ssh-kiddies.html

Just wondering if any of the wizened programmers out there can think of 
any reason why this would be a bad thing to do.

Cheers,




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