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Re: XP and sshd PW

At 08:46 PM 9/19/2004, you wrote:

>excuse me if this is an old or easily answered question but I have tried a few 
>things and am running out of time.
>I have a a mini-ITX system that is remote and connected via 802.11b wireless
>It boots into XP pro without any password on power up
>I have sshd coming up OK via net start sshd in startup folder
>I can manipulate apps via realVNC but would like to use ssh and scp for some 
>the problem is that things like ssh admin@miniitx fail because of the lack of 
>password on the admin account.
>What am I missing...

Proper configuration of your '/etc/sshd_config' file for one. ;-)
By default, 'sshd' does not allow empty passwords on any password 
authenticated access.  If you want to allow this, you need to make
changes to permit it.  Edit your '/etc/sshd_config' file, uncomment
the line that says 'PermitEmptyPasswords no', and change 'no' to 'yes'.
Note that this is a less secure configuration.

Really, this isn't a Cygwin-specific issue.  Any source on OpenSSH would
give you this information.  So, if you have a follow-up question on this,
please check to make sure that the problem is specific to Cygwin if at all
possible.  And certainly check OpenSSH docs and other resources first.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
838 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746                     

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