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Old 30th November 2008
BSDfan666 BSDfan666 is offline
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Originally Posted by Ungenious View Post
Thanks both of you!

BSDfan666: I need to access my fileserver from outside home, consequently the firewall would end up with a door to the outside world.
Well.. if the remote location is static.. you could add a permanent rule to allow access from there.

If not, then.. disable password authentication and then use a public key approach.

Note; security through obscurity is always frowned upon.. but you could use an alternate port.. weed out some automated bots.
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