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ssh and SYSTEM

I am running WinXP SP2

I installed openssh and followed the instructions at on how to install.

This was no problem but when I looked at the /etc/ssh* files the were owned

I tried to vi sshd_config but it was read only.

I then did a "chmod mememe /etc/sshd_config" and it changed the owner to
mememe and I was able to vi the file.

The owner mememe has administrator priviledges.

I see the line in "SYSTEM:*:18:544:544:..... in the /etc/passwd

I am not sure what this account is or where it is created from. It is not in
my list of accounts under "computer management / local users and groups".

1) Can I change all my /etc/ssh* file to user mememe or do they have to be

2) Am I suppose to be able to log in to the account SYSTEM? 

3) Do I need to log in as SYSTEM?

4) What is the account SYSTEM?

My sshd works and I am able to ssh from the outside. It is just that
inquiring minds want to know about SYSTEM.



Robert P. McGraw, Jr.
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