Changing the default ssh port


I’m planning on using my my book live to that I can ssh tunnel from work to it, then to other machines on my home network.  I’ve never tried this before, but googling has given me enough information to know how to try it.

I have 2 questions:

  1. would this over tax the mybook live box or upset it in some way?

  2. I mean to change the default ssh port ( google tells me I need to edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config), is this a bad idea?

Thanks in advance.


Be careful when using SSH, unless is strictly necessary for your needs. If something goes wrong you can brick your MBL.

Dude if you have not done this before don’t even go there.

You can take a look at this thread for more info on SSH and how to enable it :

SSH How To