I want to install freeBSD on a used dell server that I just bought. Can I put that box in a room and manage it remotely (no keyboard, monitor attached to it) from my linux laptop?


SSH is the usual way. An alternative would be KVM/IP which can usually access the server before it has fully booted too.

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  • So, KVM is a switch right? I need some sort of software only solution. Also, if I use SSH to connect to a machine, I have a few questions: 1) I have att dsl at home, so everytime I reboot the machine, I will get a new IP, that means, I need to know the IP and then I Can connect, right? am I missing anything here? 2) can I get GUI (like remote desktop) via ssh? Thanks much. – hari Dec 24 '10 at 20:42


The OpenSSH daemon and client will likely be key cogs in this process.

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  • Can I also have graphical interface with ssh? – hari Dec 21 '10 at 5:47

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