[mythtv-users] Securing mythweb

Travis Tabbal travis at tabbal.net
Tue Feb 9 20:37:26 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 1:20 PM, Kenneth Emerson
<kenneth.emerson at gmail.com>wrote:

> Once you open up port 22 on your mythtv box to the internet, it will be hit
> by computers trying to hack into it (check out logwatch to find out).  If
> you leave userID logins enabled, odds are you will eventually get hacked.

You don't need port 22. I said SSH, which can run on any port. Denyhosts
goes a long way toward stopping the random brute force attacks if you want
port 22 though. And, like you said, you can turn off user/pass logins and
force public/private keys. Even that's not 100% (Debian bug not so long
ago), but it's a LOT better.  And it's so much better than HTTP digest auth
that it's not really worth talking about.
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