[CentOS] google cloud compute with PEM file

Wed May 18 03:17:52 UTC 2016
Keith Keller <kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us>

On 2016-05-17, Always Learning <centos at u68.u22.net> wrote:
> (1)  I would change the port from 22 to something more difficult to
> guess, perhaps 49026 (for example) and then block port 22 in the
> firewall.
> (2)  Allow to port 49026 (for example) traffic from your IP and block
> traffic from all other IPs.
> Do not forget there are people out there desperate to get into your
> computer system, so make it more difficult for them.

If you've blocked access to the sshd port for all but whitelisted IPs,
there's little point in moving sshd to a nonstandard port.  If you want
defense in depth, use the cloud firewall, the host firewall, and
something like sshguard, and just leave sshd on port 22.


kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us