SSH MaxStartups is not limited to 10 simultaneous unauthenticated connections
SSH (Secure Shell) protocol allows you to connect to a remote Linux system securely using a variety of SSH clients. The MaxStartups parameter in SSH server specifies the maximum number of simultaneous unauthenticated connections to the SSH daemon. To protect a system from denial of service due to a large number of pending authentication connection attempts, fix this misconfiguration and limiting MaxStartups toÂ Â permit only 10 simultaneous, unauthenticated connections.
Linux Secure Shell
Follow the below steps to resolve the misconfiguration.
Edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file to set the parameter as follows:
Potential issues that may arise after applying the resolution
Altering the existing security setting may create the following impact in your network operations.
Does remediation require reboot?
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