Force the use of SSH protocol 2


SSH Protocol 1 based systems are facing many automated “root kits”.
As a result to step up the security Protcol 2 should be enabled as soon as possible.

The reason to use SSH Protocol 2 on your dedicated webserver is that it is more secure.

1. Login to your dedicated server via SSH as root.

2. Type: pico -w /etc/ssh/sshd_config
If pico is not installed and you receive an error Install PICO

3. Find the line: #Protocol 2, 1
Uncomment it and change it to look like:
Protocol 2

4. CTRL+X then y then enter to save the file.

5. Now Restart SSH with
Type: /etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd restart

(If the above restart does not work you will need to login to WHM as root
and restart the service.)

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