[ILUG] SSH dictionary attacks.
dshaw78 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 18:43:55 IST 2006
Aine Douglas wrote:
> I've since found an easier way to stop this problem for debugging
> processes. I establish all the terminal sessions I need over SSH, and
> from one of them stop SSHD, and it doesn't kill my open sessions.
Just a comment on the above. Use it, don't' use it.. anyhow IMO that's a
very bad idea. Yes, that doesn't kill your open sessions. However, if
your network connection ever dies for whatever reason and your sessions
time out... could be a slight problem to access your box again.
Fair enough, maybe walking over to it is an option. But this is not a
good practice to get into. I speak from experience. Once an OpenSSH
upgrade on an outdated server went awry, leaving me with no running sshd
but a number of existing sessions. Then a satellite link died. The catch
was that the server was on a different continent and the data centre
staff on the other end of the phone didn't speak the same language..
So be careful :-)
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