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Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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20SMALL SYSTEM SERVICES

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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, sending mail, DHCP services, scheduling tasks, and so on. We’ll start by securing your remote connections to your FreeBSD server with SSH.

Secure Shell

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 subterranean, maximum-security installation surrounded by vicious guard dogs mentored ...

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