Monday, 11 April 2011

change the SSH port

How to change the SSH port

1) Login to shell via root.

2) Open the shell configuration file.

vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config

3) Change port.
Uncomment and change
#Port 22
to look like
Port 6472 (choose your own 2 to 5 digit port number (49151 is the highest port number)

4) Save and exit.

5) Restart shell. (Make sure if you have a firewall installed that you have the new port unblocked.)

/etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd restart

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