[CentOS] ssh attack

Mon Feb 13 23:04:38 UTC 2006
Deim Ágoston <ago at lsc.hu>

> I have 2 questions. One, is there anything you can do to stop these
> attempts, other than not running ssh?
- run sshd onto another port
- use OTP devices and method or token based authentication or at least an
rsa key to authenticate yourself

> And two, do those ssh attempts every 3 or 4 seconds slow down a box, or
> put any strain on it?
depends on but generally it doesn't do it.