On Sat 26 Feb 2011 at 19:18:13 -0500, Slicky Johnson wrote:
> Jason, also have a look at the securing Debian manual with attention on
> ssh. Perhaps removing passwords all together and only using a key, no
> root, etc. From experience I will say moving your listening port from
> 22 to something else will keep your logs fairly clear. Internet facing
> machine I'm looking at right now only had 8 packets hit 22 yesterday.
> Dropped of course and not by chance from the same Chinese IP.
Well, that nicely sidestepped the question.
The noise on port 22 is of no importance. Its ability to breech sshd is
zero. It reminds me of the futile beating of moths' wings against the
outside of a window in a lighted room on a dark summer night
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