no sshd on new server...

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Fri Nov 20 04:26:17 UTC 2009


On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM, Randi Harper <randi at> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 3:12 PM, Gary Kline <kline at> wrote:
>>         no joy on 8.0rcx.
>>        i got stuck in an infinite loop and decided to go back to my 7.2
>> DVD.
>>        there i know i can get out to the net ; i always installed zsh.
>>        there are TWO kinds of gateways.  one gateway is my local;
>>        the other is my wide area 209.* that runs thru my pfsense firewall.
>>        i =am= getting more familiar with this rats nets of details.   i t
>>        hink we are severely oversue for a better way of doing a barebone
>>        install on virgin hardware.....
>>        =sigh=
> This makes so little sense that I'm actually kind of amazed.
> 1.) infinite loop? explain?
> 2.) what does zsh have to do with getting out to the internet?

I presume he was either able to pkg_add(1) the binary or build from
ports, which assumes network connectivity in either case - either
downloading the binary installer or the source.

> 3.) wtf is a "barebone install on virgin hardware"? What have you been doing
> to your hardware that you have specific definitions of virgin and not virgin
> hardware?

Allow me, speaking entirely on behalf of myself, to translate this to
"minimal install."

> sysinstall has had some changes since 7.x, but no changes that would have
> affected network service configuration (yet). You ran through the install
> and didn't bother reading all of the dialogs before hitting enter, so you
> don't have ssh installed. Good job. Don't blame FreeBSD for your ineptitude.

Is this really necessary?

Glen Barber

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