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RE: Newby: setting up SSH
- From: Larry Hall <cygwin-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: "Nadia Kunkov" <nadiak at parkerglobal dot com>, "Cygwin List" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2003 21:39:06 -0400
- Subject: RE: Newby: setting up SSH
- Reply-to: Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
You're best bet is to enable verbose mode for ssh (-v -v -v) and see what
the client thinks it's finding. My WAG is that it's actually failing
public key authentication and asking you for a password for authentication
instead. But the output of the above will indicate whether my WAG is
true or not.
At 03:49 PM 9/3/2003, Nadia Kunkov you wrote:
>Thank you so much. It of course worked!
>Now I have another problem. I've set up public/private keys and since I need to set up an automated file transfer I didn't enter a passphrase.
>When it asked for passphrase while creating keys I pressed enter.
>Now, when I try to connect and specify the identity file it keeps asking me for a passphrase. What did I do wrong? I need to do away with all the prompts.
>Thanks for your advice.
>From: Larry Hall [mailto:email@example.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 8:40 PM
>To: Nadia Kunkov; firstname.lastname@example.org
>Subject: Re: Newby: setting up SSH
>At 09:04 AM 9/2/2003, Nadia Kunkov you wrote:
>>Hi, I'm new to SSH. I've just installed Cygwin on my Win2000 workstation.
>>My goal is to connect to it from Linux box and copy files from Linux to
>>Win2000. I can connect to my windows box from Linux and browse the
>>directories. But I need to set up and automated file transfer and therefore public and private keys.
>>I think my set up is not complete/correct.
>>When I run ssh localhost on my win2k I see a message:
>>Cannot create directory /cygdrive/h/username: no such file or dir
>>Well it's looking at h drive and I need it to look at c drive. Where do I change that? Also, the authorized_keys file should reside in my home
>>directory, will that be /cygdirve/c/username/.ssh?
>>It also says that user name or group hasn't been setup correctly. What
>>should I do to set it all up?
>>Thanks in advance.
>Change your home directory in /etc/passwd to be '/cygdirve/c/username'.
>You're obviously working with a domain user account. See 'man mkpasswd'
>and 'man mkgroup' for information on how to setup up these files for
>You can find allot of answers to questions like these by searching the
>email archives (from the Cygwin site or via Google).
>Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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