sshd problem

Harald Schmalzbauer h at
Sat Jan 17 19:11:32 PST 2004

On Saturday 17 January 2004 09:32, freeb <at> t1 <dot> unisoftbg <dot> com 
> Hi,
> I am very new to freeBSD (sorry).
> I try to migrate from linux (I work with it in last 6 y) to freeBSD and
> just make my first install (5.2).
> I was able to configure my netadapter and have ping and dns working.
> I selected also sshd to be able to connect to my freeBSD from remote.
> If I try to connect from my linux ( also Windows) my freeBSD ask for
> password and if I type it, the freeBSD continues to as for password
> again and again.

Sorry for that mutilated first answer. The sender should correct his From 

Have you tried to login as root? Then you'd have to edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config.
By default FreeBSD doesn't allow root login. Usually one should login as user, 
but if you don't have user accounts you need the line:
"PermitRootLogin yes"


> After a little time I see in /var/log/messages:
> sshd[480]: fatal : Timeout before authentication for
> I tryed to connect from my freebsd to my linux using ssh without any
> problems.
> Pls., point me where to search the problem.
> Also any additional docs about the freebsd will help.
> redards,
> ivan.
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