FreeBSD 8 LiveFS - How To Start SSHD?

perryh at perryh at
Mon Dec 26 04:13:16 UTC 2011

merlyn at (Randal L. Schwartz) wrote:
> >>>>> "Jeff" == Jeff Tipton <jeff.t at> writes:
> Jeff> It is the default behavior of sshd to reject root ...
> Jeff> Just access your server with
> Jeff> "ssh <your-login-name>@<your-server-ip-or-dns-address>,
> Jeff> and then issue "su" command to become root ...
> Or better yet, install sudo, which doesn't require you to share
> the root password with a group of people, reducing auditability.

It makes all kinds of sense to avoid direct root logins to an
installed system, but the OP was asking how to use ssh to connect to
a system booted from a LiveCD -- which doesn't have any user logins.

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