[CentOS] Ideas for stopping ssh brute force attacks

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Tue Jul 22 22:15:07 UTC 2008

Les Bell wrote:
> Sort of. Changing the port used by sshd stops the completely clueless
> script kiddies, since they don't even bother looking at anything other than
> port 22. 

its not even really script 'kiddies', its virus/worms that are doing the 
vast majority of that hammering on port 22.

and the worms are even stupider than the script kiddies.   ok, I suppose 
the script kiddies are the ones who wrote/released the worm in the first 
place, or whatever.

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