when the sshd hits the fan

Mark Felder feld at FreeBSD.org
Thu Sep 24 16:42:08 UTC 2015

On Wed, Sep 23, 2015, at 10:35, Glenn English 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?

My favorite example is when an NFS issue delays boot indefinitely and
you can't even SSH in to whack it with a hammer.

  Mark Felder
  ports-secteam member
  feld at FreeBSD.org

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