I'm setting up a CentOS 5 machine that will be used by several coworkers. The only things it will be serving are ssh and Apache. I'm trying to assess the importance of running ssh on a nonstandard port.
root login is not allowed and all passwords are 8 characters long and contain letters, numbers, and special characters.
Using a nonstandard ssh port would require more explanation and documentation, and answering "I can't log in" emails.
It's more secure. Though a determined intruder could discover the ssh port easily enough.
This will be a VM running on Slicehost, if it matters.