FreeBSD 8 LiveFS - How To Start SSHD?

Drew Tomlinson drew at
Sun Dec 25 05:49:07 UTC 2011

On 12/24/2011 9:05 PM, Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 4:35 PM, Drew Tomlinson 
> <drew at <mailto:drew at>> wrote:
>     I can do the "Configure the network connection", the  "setup login
>     shell for root", and the "Prepare SSH" part.  However the "Enable,
>     configure, and start sshd" part doesn't seem to apply and really
>     doesn't make sense.
>     Bottom line is that after running /mnt2/use/sbin/sshd, I can see
>     the process in ps output.  However when I attempt to connect to
>     sshd as root, my connection is immediately closed.
> ssh -vv

Thank you.  That led me to know that my host.allow file wasn't right.  
Fixed that.  Now failing when keyboard-interactive packet is sent.  
Thinking it's the PermitRootLogin yes problem.  Have created a 
sshd_config file set to yes and used the -f /path/to/file switch when 
starting sshd.  Have also tried using -o 'PermitRootLogin yes' when 
starting.  Still not

Thanks for your help.


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