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Ok. Absolute newbie. I'm trying to secure my computer from my brother, who is a hacking expert. A kind and wise group of Linux folks told me to disable SSH. ...
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- 05-26-2009 #1
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Disabling SSH in eeebuntu
Ok. Absolute newbie. I'm trying to secure my computer from my brother, who is a hacking expert. A kind and wise group of Linux folks told me to disable SSH. I googled:
disable SSH Ubuntu
All the instructions tell me to edit the file:
However, this file does not seem to exist on my computer. (I guess this is because I'm using eeebuntu 3.0, not true Ubuntu.)
In /etc/ssh I have:
Should I edit one of those?
Or am I on the wrong track altogether? I am looking at the physical GUI files. Am I supposed to open a terminal and type one of those nifty sudo commands?
Sorry I'm so clueless! Thanks for any help you can provide.
- 05-26-2009 #2
Well, there are a couple of options. If you don't intend to use ssh at all, you could just uninstall the server.
sudo apt-get remove --purge ssh-server
Or you can block it from your /etc/hosts.deny file.
sudo gedit /etc/hosts.deny
You can also block all hosts from there with ALL:ALL in which case only hosts explicity allowed in /etc/hosts.allow could connect.
More info: Keeping SSH access secure