[CentOS] Fedora change that will probably affect RHEL

Thu Jul 30 21:41:03 UTC 2015
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 7/30/2015 2:23 PM, Nathan Duehr wrote:
>> >On Jul 30, 2015, at 12:20, Warren Young<wyml at etr-usa.com>  wrote:
>> >
>> >Meanwhile over here in CentOS land, you still see SSH password guessers banging on every public IP that responds to port 22.  Why?  Because it still occasionally works.  Increase the password strength minima, and this class of worm, too, will quickly die out.
> If the Windows fix was firewall on by default, why isn’t that the appropriate “fix" for Linux distros? Why mess with the password strength or which daemons are running?
> Seems like it adds the necessary step of “STOP: If you turn off this, you’d better know what you’re doing”, without messing around with default settings of packages and/or password library configuration files.

if sshd is firewalled by default, why even run it?

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz