[CentOS] Securing SSH

Tue Mar 25 17:05:20 UTC 2008
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

Tim Alberts wrote:
> So I setup ssh on a server so I could do some work from home and I 
> think the second I opened it every sorry monkey from around the world 
> has been trying every account name imaginable to get into the system.

actually, those 'attempts' are coming from virus infected systems which 
randomly probe for SSH servers.    they try the same sorry 10 or 15 
accounts with the same lame 10 or 15 passwords, so its really just an 
annoyance if you're anal about logwatch output.