[CentOS] Incoming rsync connection attempts

Fri Oct 16 23:08:46 UTC 2015
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 10/14/2015 11:13 AM, Jeff Boyce wrote:
> This is on a RHEL 3.9 box (Dell PE2600, year 2004) that is primarily 
> used as backup storage within our LAN.  I will retire it when it dies, 
> until then it runs fairly maintenance free.  I do have a public IP 
> address assigned to the WAN because we have a vsftp server running on 
> it for transferring files back and forth to a few clients, and I 
> occasionally access the server remotely. I am wondering if there is 
> anything relatively simple that I can do to address these attempted 
> connections, until I have time to move our vsftp server from it and 
> remove the public IP address from the WAN? Thanks. 

block all ports except what you need at your firewall.

suggestion, retire FTP, and use something like OwnCloud for customer 
file transfers, this is a dropbox style web based file service.

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz