make.conf Question

Chris chrcoluk at
Sun Jan 22 12:26:09 PST 2006

On 22/01/06, Adam Stroud <adam.stroud at> wrote:
> All:
> I have been playing around with make.conf and I see that it is possible to
> to use the "NO_OPENSSH" variable to not build openssh when updating fbsd
> from source.  I also noticed in the /etc/defaults/rc.conf file that there
> is
> a "sshd_program" entry that can be used to adjust where the installation
> of
> sshd is.  I am assuming that this means that I can install openssh from
> the
> ports exclusively and use the rc.conf file to launch the ports sshd on
> startup.  Here are my questions about this:
> 1.  Is my assumption correct?
> 2.  Does this also apply to things like kerberos and openssl
> 3.  Does this impose any notable side effects to the system (possibly with
> stability/security)?
> Thanks
> A
> _______________________________________________

Yes it should be fine I use it but I keep kerberos and openssl base enabled
since it is used by various things within the base system, make sure prior
to doing this if you are remote administrating the system you already have
the ports version of openssh installed enabled and configured.


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