when the sshd hits the fan

Michael Loftis mloftis at wgops.com
Wed Sep 23 16:00:45 UTC 2015

Sendmail for one can hang for stupidly long times waiting in dead resolvers
before allowing the system to continue booting. That's the most common
thing, RC scripts hanging waiting on external resources while you're locked
out simply because sshd starts ridiculously late. Very common problem.

On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Glenn English <ghe at slsware.net> wrote:

> Mildly OT from a profound BSD noob:
> Why is it necessary to have SSH working before the system has finished
> booting? That 'Welcome' menu times out, so I can't think of a reason, or
> find one from Goggle, for needing console access after a power failure
> reboot. What am I unaware of?
> --
> Glenn English
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