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Date:      Tue, 17 Nov 2009 09:45:41 -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:  <20091117174540.GB19113@thought.org>
In-Reply-To: <20091117160117.12c71262.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <20091115234930.GA11465@thought.org> <20091116010014.f3ca28de.freebsd@edvax.de> <20091116070056.GE11539@thought.org> <20091116203149.1785f7c1.freebsd@edvax.de> <20091116231236.GA15714@thought.org> <20091117160117.12c71262.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 04:01:17PM +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> 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... :-)
> 


	all right, all right.  it might be better to default on the side of
	security.  but it takes soooo much more to login remote via ssh that
	it seems fairly secure to me if it were enabled.  ... .

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

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