[CentOS] One server not showing SSH port, the other is.
Joseph L. Casale
jcasale at activenetwerx.com
Mon Oct 11 19:44:04 EDT 2010
>However, when running nmap on them, one betrays the port that SSH is running on, and the other does not.
What does betray mean?
>I have shut down iptables on both machines and the behaviour remains this way. What could be the cause?
Public facing machines w/ iptables off?
>Specifically, how can I hide the port that SSH is running on?
So if you want it hidden, you want it not to accept connections from other machines?
See what's allowed, then if you're not iptable savvy, install/run system-config-security.
Then do not permit connections to that port, unless you provide more info, like do you
Have internal trusted interfaces etc, you will be locked out.
>I'm sorry that I cannot provide the IP addresses, the owner of the servers doesn't want that! I also know how silly it is to do "stealth"
>ports but I'm not the one making the decision!
Probably good thing you haven't exposed a possibly bad config.
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