[rescue] A perverse thought (SGI security division)

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Thu Mar 11 16:09:11 CST 2004

Thomas Gallaway intoned ...

> How about just changing the port of ssh to something high up where
> scriptkiddies wont look.

Where's the fun in that?

> All this is good and fine but why even bother getting a scriptkiddie
> mad? What if they unwrap
> thir full extend of DDos machines they have in their arsenal onto your IP?

I doubt I'd be an interesting target, and the DDoS-for-pay types would find
a distinct lack of commerical potential in it.  They would much rather be
trying to knock off one of the anti-spam blackists, or Microsoft, or

Not to mention that I could have a new IP address in about 5 minutes....


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