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Re: Changing the default user for an ssh login

At 12:50 PM 6/5/2004, you wrote:
>Hello from Gregg C Levine
>I have a question. How can I change the default user of the Cygwin
>version of SSH from my login name to that of the host that I am going
>to be logging into? 
>In this case it is a Linux box, and the user is root. Examining the
>man page for this version of SSH did not prove to be enlightening.

This wasn't enlightening?

SSH(1)                    BSD General Commands Manual                   SSH(1)

     ssh - OpenSSH SSH client (remote login program)

     ssh [-1246AaCfgkNnqsTtVvXxY] [-b bind_address] [-c cipher_spec] [-D port]
         [-e escape_char] [-F configfile] [-i identity_file]
         [-L port:host:hostport] [-l login_name] [-m mac_spec] [-o option]
         [-p port] [-R port:host:hostport] [user@]hostname [command]

Perhaps this isn't what you're looking for.  Given that your question is 
unclear (why would you want to change your login name to the name of the
*host* you're logging into?), I might be misinterpreting your inquiry.  
But if you're looking to change the login name for ssh to anything, -l is 
the flag that does it.  Did you just miss that or are you really looking 
for something else?  So far, I don't see that your problem is Cygwin 

Larry Hall                    
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