Originally Posted by rich_c
I'm running Mepis 8, fully up to date as of now. I just checked my /etc/ssh/sshd_config and it has an uncommented line saying
That is what my file still has because I blocked this update.
That makes the update seem even stranger.
I didn't pay attention. I just saw the "3" on the icon on the tool bar saying there were three updates pending, I clicked on it, entered the password, selected mark all updates, then apply. I didn't see which three things were being updated.
It asked about a conflict in another file (where the Mepis network assistant had stored the info when I told it to use static IP instead of DHCP). It let it update that (blowing away my static IP) because I didn't understand the other changes to that file. Then I went into Mepis network assistant and redid the static IP.
But that called my attention to the next file, in which it was changing
That doesn't sound right, so I canceled that file update.
Is there any log or date stamp or anything to let me check retroactively which updates I just got and where they came from?
Originally Posted by Drakeo
/etc/ssh/sshd_config that is the secured server host.
I read the page you linked for that, but I still have little clue what sshd does and no clue why I might want to allow the bogus looking change that came in that update.
I don't currently access this Mepis system by ssh from anywhere. Maybe I've broken that feature by refusing this update. I'll worry about that when I someday have a need to access this system by ssh.
Meanwhile I'm still worried that the update process did something that looks untrustworthy and that differs from what rich_c reported.