Apr 24

The story of how SSH got to be on port 22

Passing along an interesting read by Tatu Ylonen, the inventor of the original SSH program and the SSH 1 protocol, on how it’s not a coincidence that SSH got assigned to port number 22 and how scared he was of the [in]formal process of allocating a port number.

If you’re scared of leaving your SSH server unprotected today – almost 22 years later, you can get to sleep a little easier by installing SSHGuard.

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