Leo L. Schwab wrote:
        I recently installed FreeBSD 6.1 on my gateway.  It replaced an
installation of FreeBSD 4.6.8 (fresh install, not an upgrade) on which I had
disabled the SSH server.  Since all the bugs in SSH are fixed now ( :-) ), I
thought I'd leave the server on, and am somewhat dismayed to discover that I
now get occasional brute-force/dictionary attacks on the port.


Whichever service you have running, if you look in the log you will find attempts of attack, ssh is no different, it's a target.

Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it: review your config and make some simple choices to reduce the noise, see this article:

  http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1876

Rather than reposting myself - this issue is regularly debated, I think last time (or last time I participated) was debated 19-09-2006. Check the archive.

Cheers, Erik

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