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Date:      Tue, 17 Nov 2009 19:54:14 +0200
From:      Manolis Kiagias <sonicy@otenet.gr>
To:        Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: no sshd on new server...
Message-ID:  <4B02E346.3070209@otenet.gr>
In-Reply-To: <20091117174540.GB19113@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>	<20091117160117.12c71262.freebsd@edvax.de> <20091117174540.GB19113@thought.org>

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Gary Kline wrote:
> 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.  ... .
>
>   

There is a question during sysinstall: "Would you like to enable ssh login?"
Guess you answered "no" there?





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