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Re: [vox-tech] Why change default ssh port?
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Re: [vox-tech] Why change default ssh port?

Suggest the primary reason is to help obfuscate this port from routine or simple attempts to compromise a system via this port. Simple bots unleashed to find open SSH ports on 22 may be deterred and move along. However, someone performing a portscan can discover this.

~ Stuart

Richard S. Crawford wrote:
Our hosting service has (without notice) changed our default ssh port from
22 to 22799. This strikes me as an unusual decision, but I am still a
novice at this sort of thing. Why would a host make such a switch (I
won't ask why they wouldn't announce it ahead of time; I'm used to that
level of service from them).

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