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



Quoting Richard S. Crawford (rscrawford@mossroot.com):

> 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).

Because they prefer to hide their network services, rather than
concentrate on reducing actual vulnerability.

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