Subject: HEADS UP: rc.conf(5) sshd_conf_dir deprecated
To: None <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/29/2002 16:03:44
A head's up.

I've deprecated the rc.conf(5) variable "sshd_conf_dir" and gone back
to hard-coding the path (which is now "/etc/ssh") in /etc/rc.d/sshd.

The variable didn't provide enough flexibility; you couldn't override
the known_hosts files nor ssh(1)'s config by setting this variable
(both of those are defined at compile time.)

The postinstall script (/usr/src/etc/postinstall) checks for and
warns if this variable is set by /etc/rc.conf or /etc/rc.conf.d/sshd.

Luke Mewburn  <>
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