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    How to change the SSH port of Linux

    How to change the SSH port of Linux?

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    Its simple. Log into through SSH to the server using root login. The edit the file /etc/ssh/sshd_config using any text editor of your choice like vi, nano, pico or emacs.

    Then search:
    Code:
    #Port 22
    Replace with:
    Code:
    Port 2020
    Once you saved and restarted sshd service. It will listen on port 2020.
    Make sure you open the new SSH port in firewall before change the SSh configuration otherwise you will get locked.
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    Just edit the file /etc/ssh/sshd_config using any text editor remove the hash before port and replace 22 with your desired port save the file.
    Add the new port in the firewall and restart sshd service finally you can check through netstat the new port must be listening on the new port.
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    Hello,

    Log in to your VPS server using SSH, using Terminal.

    Once logged in, run the following command:

    Code:
    vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
    The SSH configuration file will open. Locate the following line:

    # Port 22
    Type i to enter the vi text editorís Insert mode. Delete the ď#Ē and change the port number to an alternative.
    Press Escape to return to viís Command mode.

    Type :wq! to save the file and quit the vi text editor.

    Now run the following command to restart the SSH service on your server with the new port number.

    Code:
    service sshd restart

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