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Date:      Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:01:17 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: no sshd on new server...
Message-ID:  <20091117160117.12c71262.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <20091116231236.GA15714@thought.org>
References:  <20091115234930.GA11465@thought.org> <20091116010014.f3ca28de.freebsd@edvax.de> <20091116070056.GE11539@thought.org> <20091116203149.1785f7c1.freebsd@edvax.de> <20091116231236.GA15714@thought.org>

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On Mon, 16 Nov 2009 15:12:36 -0800, Gary Kline <kline@thought.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 08:31:49PM +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> > 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... 

Rationale: Secure by default. Ermm... wait, that was
a different OS. :-)

At least, there's no telnet enabled by default with
empty root password... :-)



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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