After following the 2005.0 x86 Handbook on a necessary reinstall, several programs which require sshd to be running were not functioning properly. After spending some time tracking things down I remembered that I had to either start sshd manually or add it to the default run script via:
rc-update add sshd default
It would have saved me some headaces if there was a note in the install handbook noting that you need to run the above command if you want sshd to start on boot.
Both the latest handbook and the 2005.0 handbook already have specific
instructions on how to handle Init scripts. Please read the whole handbook,
since that helps solve such issues.