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Date:      Mon, 16 Nov 2009 15:12:36 -0800
From:      Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: no sshd on new server...
Message-ID:  <20091116231236.GA15714@thought.org>
In-Reply-To: <20091116203149.1785f7c1.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <20091115234930.GA11465@thought.org> <20091116010014.f3ca28de.freebsd@edvax.de> <20091116070056.GE11539@thought.org> <20091116203149.1785f7c1.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 08:31:49PM +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Nov 2009 23:00:56 -0800, Gary Kline <kline@thought.org> wrote:
> > 	there were stderrs output when i tried to exec sshd.  reason
> > 	was that the rc.conf entry was not in rc.conf.  (this is all
> > 	going into my .howto file....
> 
> The rc.d mechanism suggests to use /etc/rc.d/sshd control
> script for SSH server operations instead of the "bare"
> binary. The control script checks for the variable
> ${sshd_enable} which has to be set, or it won't start.
> 
> By the way, it's not a problem if /etc/rc.conf is empty.
> In this case, defaults are used, but:
> 
> 	% grep sshd /etc/defaults/rc.conf
> 	sshd_enable="NO"                # Enable sshd
> 
> As you see, sshd_enable is set to "NO" by default.
> 

	darn, but that would've been that last thing i would have
	expected... .  i dont see any rationale... 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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