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Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Chapter 15. Small System Services

Small System Services

Even a server with a very narrowly defined role, such as a dedicated web server, needs a variety of small "helper" services to handle basic administrative issues. In this chapter we'll discuss some of those services, such as time synchronization, DHCP services, scheduling tasks, and so on. We'll start by securing your remote connections to your FreeBSD server with SSH.

SSH

One of Unix's great strengths is its ease of remote administration. Whether the server is in front of you or in a remote, barricaded laboratory in a sub-terranean, maximum-security installation surrounded by vicious guard dogs mentored by a megalomaniacal ...

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