All that's doing is showing you the SSH service banner, which isn't really meant for humans any way. That is used to identify the version of the daemon being used so the client knows how to talk to it.
If that's so important to you, you could write a small PERL or Expect script to open a connection to port 22 and grab the banner, then exit. Put that in your .bash_login (or whatever script automatically get's executed by your shell at login) and as soon as you login you'll see the banner.
By the way, this is a PuTTY question, not a FreeBSD question.
Last edited by chort; 08-30-2004 at 07:07 PM.