[rescue] SGI fw_sshd and security

William S. wstan at xs4all.nl
Fri Mar 5 10:42:43 CST 2004

Have you tried pure ftpd?
I am unsinf it on the Octane I have and
pretty happy with it.

On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 11:35:54AM -0500, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> So I'm doing something I don't do a lot, just sitting around, and my
> cellphone beeps.  It's a text message from my SGI Challenge L:
>  sshd[4484]: Did not receive identification string from
> Hmmm.  The port is exposed to the internet so my son can use the machine,
> but I have the sshd access restricted by username (using the "AllowUsers"
> line in /etc/ssh/sshd_config, and that's the only port exposed.  I have
> previously considered it secure.
> I realize that the message above is just evidence of a probe, but, still, it
> makes one think.
> Is the current SunFreeware sshd secure enough?  Is the one in IRIX 6.5.20
> any better?
William Staniewicz
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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