Rich Freeman on 8 Apr 2012 09:11:32 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] sshd on sabayon

On Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Michael Lazin <> wrote:
> You hit the nail on the head.  The problem was the pesky firewall.  I didn't
> install it, it came on there by default.  I removed it and rebooted the
> computer and ssh worked fine.  I'm copying my tarball backup over right
> now.  It's nice to know that saybayon comes locked down, but I need to be
> able to ssh to make backups.  I typically use sshfs to mount my laptop
> filesystem on my desktop when I want to make/restore a backup.

Yup, Sabayon is much more "finished" than Gentoo is.  In some ways
Sabayon is to Gentoo as Ubuntu is to Debian.  That analogy breaks down
quite a bit though, as Gentoo is anything but stale in its default
configurations (either testing or stable).

Maybe a better comparison is Ubuntu to Ubuntu Server.  Same codebase,
less polish.

No reason you can't have the firewall though - you can always
configure it to open port 22 incoming.  Most firewall tools make that
easy - you just have to find the right config file.  You also can just
turn it on or off and set whether it runs at boot - most likely it is
just a service (so use rc-update to manipulate the runlevels).

I've messed around with Sabayon - it is an interesting alternative to
Gentoo.  Obviously its biggest pro/con (depending on perspective) is
that it provides a binary repository, but allows you to use the source
repository as well.  The former obviously requires you to accept
generic USE flags.

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