Here goes another tutorial by user tdrss, this time we are shown how to get Secure Shell (ssh) running on FreeBSD.
Bottom Line: connecting to other computers over the network can be a risky proposition. In the “days of yore,” *NIX systems would use a program called telnet. One glaring security problem with this command was the user’s password was sent unencrypted over the network.
Secure Shell (ssh) was developed to overcome this deficiency.
This Instructable will show you how to get ssh and its corresponding daemon sshd running on your FreeBSD system.
Step 1: Configure the Secure Shell daemon (sshd)
Your FreeBSD system should be using a version of OpenSSH, a group of network connectivity tools to connect securely to remote machines. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic across connections to minimize exploitation through eavesdropping, spoofing and man-in-the-middle attacks.
First step: See if you have SSH keys already installed: