Well then the firewall makes much more sense as well!Thanks, I'll take a look at openntpd.
Why sshd on workstations? Because this is at home, one is a "work" system, the other is my "home" system, I don't have a KVM to keep switching monitors/keyboards/etc and sometimes I just need to pop in and check something out. So running a local firewall lets me restrict ssh from specific IPs on my home network (theres a separate box fronting everything to world that is default deny in and out) and honestly just to give me something to muck with to keep mind active.
Do I "need" to have sshd running? No. Is it conveinent for me to have it running? Yes. But anything running on a computer comes down to a choice between those 2, no?