Securing SSH access

Hans Fugal hans at
Sat Apr 5 07:47:30 MDT 2008

Lonnie Olson wrote:

> I personally hate changing the port SSH listens on.  It adds great 
> complexity to day to day usage, and the benefit is small.  You either 
> have to specify the port number on every call to ssh, or add entries 
> into your ~/.ssh/config file for each host that you changed.  Really 
> annoying.

And on each host that you use. So if you deal with 10 hosts and ssh to 
them from 5 different clients frequently... now you have 50 entries in 
.ssh/config files to deal with.

Hans Fugal ;

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the
right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
     -- Johann Sebastian Bach

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