No login prompt when ssh-ing into my machine.

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Apr 16 17:07:03 UTC 2011

On Sat, 16 Apr 2011 09:36:54 -0700, Alexander Lardner <linuxtux37 at> wrote:
> Hi list,
> Sorry to bother you with two questions in 24hrs :P. I have set up sshd so I
> can access my FreeBSD box anywhere on my LAN. I've noticed a problem,
> though, when I try to get in. If I'm in my OS X terminal:
> alex$ ssh
> Password:
> That's the issue. No login, no banner. From the reading and Googling I've
> done it seems that it's trying to login as my current OS X user, and when I
> type *ssh alardner at *it connects fine, but I don't want to have
> to do it that way. How can I get it to show the login prompt as well?

See "man sshd_config" for details, especially the
keyword "Banner" may be interesting. For configuring
your local SSH  client program, see "man ssh_config".

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