[mythtv-users] Security concerns for my myth box

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Thu Dec 16 22:03:09 UTC 2004

On Wednesday 15 December 2004 23:29, Geoff Scott wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 18:54:03 -0600, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> > Craig Partin wrote:
> > Since I have a Windows machine on my net I only open the RDP port
> > to allow remote desktop access to my Windows box and then access
> > everything else on my net from there.  In a Linux only environment
> > I would only open SSH as you can tunnel anything else you need
> > through that SSH connection like HTTP, X, or others.
> >
> > Kevin
> I also use RDP.  One thing you might consider is changing the port
> that RDP listens on
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q306759
> I suppose a connect scan would still pick it up, but a "lighter" scan
> wouldn't raise red flags when port 3389 shows as being open.

I'll second that recommendation.  I do the same with my sshd.  It's just 
one more layer of obfuscation... it won't protect you from a determined 
attacker, but it will tend to keep you off the radar of many 'quick' 
port scans.


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