Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to How much time does it takes to set up bboard from scratch

True, true. I think some port scanners will find sshd on other ports, but running smtp and ssh on the standard ports is often discouraged. It's better to make the crackers' lives harder. Again, these are decisions that an experienced sysadmin will have to make after careful considering the options, the risks, etc.

Way back when I ran my own personal server, I made the choice what to lock down and what I could live with. The box never got cracked, but I know that a couple of times somebody was poking about.