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Re: problem with sshd as service

On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 01:53:58PM -0700, Joel Bradbury wrote:
> I'm having a weird problem when I try to run sshd as a service on NT.  The 
> sshd service is set to run under the system account (using srvany.exe), I 
> have system path set to include my /bin and /usr/bin directories, and my 
> log in shell is /bin/sh.  I can log in fine and run pwd or cd, but when I 
> try something like ls, things just hang, with my cpu usage hitting the 
> ceiling.  I have to kill the sh and ls to recover.  If, from the /bin/sh 
> prompt, I run cmd.exe, and try ls under that, it works fine!
> If, instead of running sshd as a service I just start it from the command 
> line, I do NOT have the problem.
> Also, if, instead of using the current sshd, I substitute the Okhapkin port 
> of sshd (which I've been using for years), it works fine, even when run as 
> a service (with NO other configuration changes except renaming the sshd 
> executable).
> I'd really like to upgrade to the OpenSSH port, but have been unable to get 
> around this problem (which prevents me from using the server with sftp or 
> with gui scp programs, since  ls doesn't work). I've made sure that I have 
> current cygwin1.dll, sshd, sh, and ls (and checked to make sure there are 
> no other cygwin1.dlls in my paths).
> Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong here?

If you're using an older Cygwin, upgrade to 1.3.1.

If the problem disappears, fine.

If not and if you're using ntsec, set it to nontsec, restart
your box and try again. I would be interested if that solves
the hanging problem. Please report back.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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Red Hat, Inc.

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