cannot ssh into a box with DHCP assigned IP address

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at
Wed Feb 20 09:28:14 UTC 2013

I have a laptop with FreeBSD -current,
with ip address assigned via DHCP.
The laptop has neither a static ip address,
nor a domain.

I can ping the laptop fine, but cannot
ssh into it. The sshd is running, /etc/ssh/ssd_config
seems fine, /etc/hosts.allow is fine.
However, /etc/hosts is just the default:

::1                     localhost               localhost

Is it the lack of a domain that prevents
me from getting ssh access?
I try to ssh with just a dynamic ip address,
for which ping seems to work fine.
Or is the problem somewhere else?

I'm not even sure I'm asking the right



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