Stop SSH from Listening on IPv6

By default, SSH listens on both IPv4 and IPv6, if you don’t connect using IPv6 then you can disable it entirely from listening. Example: Edit your SSH config file /etc/ssh/sshd_config Uncomment out the following line: Restart SSH daemon Rerun netstat to check it isn’t listening Should you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please don’t… Read more »

Hardening SSHD for Security

The secure shell daemon should be hardened to prevent unauthorised access before being put into a production environment or exposed to the internet. 1. Verify the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file contains the following lines and that they are not commented out: Should you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you… Read more »

Setting up BackTrack 5 R3

Setting up BackTrack 5 R3 Out of the box you might find that BackTrack 5 doesn’t give you some basic services, this is just a quick note on how to make things work. Run all commands without the “#” Update Packages #apt-get update #apt-get upgrade Enable SSH Keys Generate SSH Keys #sshd-generate AutoStart SSH #update-rc.d… Read more »