IPTABLEs and port scanning
On Tue, January 5, 2010 11:56, Ned Slider wrote:
> Those are the *source ports* from the attacking host, not the
> destination port on which you are running SSH. I /assume/ the number
> enclosed in '' to be the pid of the sshd instance associated with
> connection attempt.
> Hope that helps.
I discovered a mal-configured rule in iptables respecting access to
the local sshd. As this is a gateway machine other connections to
port 22 on different ips have to pass through it. I had conflated
the separate requirements of local and network access into a single
rule which simply did not serve the multiple purposes I imagined it
Thank you to all who replied. I learned a few new things today.
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