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Date:      Tue, 22 Sep 2009 20:53:39 +0200
From:      Roland Smith <>
Cc:        Carmel NY <>
Subject:   Re: network freebsd computers
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On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 02:12:48PM -0400, Carmel NY wrote:
> Presently, I have Samba set up on my FreeBSD machines. Windows can
> access the shared directories without any problems. I also have Putty
> installed on the Windows machines so I can directly access the FreeBSD
> boxes when required.
> I want the same functionality between the FreeBSD boxes. Eventually, at
> least one of them will be run headless; the mail server in particular.

You can connect from one FreeBSD machine to another via the 'telnet' or 'ss=
programs, where telnet is frowned upon because it sends passwords over the
network as plain text.

You can mount a shared resource from a SMB file server via mount_smbfs(8).=

> I can find a virtual cornucopia of information on networking Windows
> machines; Microsoft even includes a wizard to accomplish it. However,
> there does not seem to be as much information regarding non-Windows
> products.

OpenSSH, the implementation that FreeBSD uses is covered (both client and
server) in =A7 14.11 of the FreeBSD Handbook:

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