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Old 04-18-2007, 06:52 PM   #1
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cannot change ssh default port


i was looking at changing my ssh default port to 443. whenever i edit the 'Port' line in '/etc/ssh/ssh_config' and i run 'service sshd restart', it does not change the port. i can still connect via port 22 and i cannot connect via port 443.

am i editing the incorrect ssh_config?
 
Old 04-18-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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You should be editing sshd_config. And in case you didn't know, port 443 is usually used for secure http.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 07:19 PM   #3
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You could check if sshd is started as an xinetd service. If so, the port number might be setup /etc/xinet.d/ssh instead. Also try commenting out the old 443 entries in /etc/services and replace it with the new ones.

Also check "man sshd_config". The port entry in ssh_config is for the client.

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Old 04-19-2007, 12:18 AM   #4
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awesome. cgjones gets the prize on this one. it's sshd_config. i misread... http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/0...h-server-uses/ ...chaulk this one up to being to busy to slow down and look at what your doing.

and yes, i know 443 is for secure http. i've ran into some locations that block 22 out so i change my default port to one i know will be open.
 
Old 04-19-2007, 10:44 AM   #5
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and yes, i know 443 is for secure http. i've ran into some locations that block 22 out so i change my default port to one i know will be open.
Cool. I just wanted to avoid a possible problem down the road.
 
Old 04-22-2007, 04:36 PM   #6
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yea and i actually decided i would not foward this port to the internet anyways. i know the debate is out on weather it's safe to just change the port and restrict the ssh login to a secure account only, or just not allow it. i think i'm going to go with a vpn solution that will allow me more than just ssh access to my server network.
 
  


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