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Re: inetd help
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
inetd is not designed to run under cygrunsrv. It installs (and, fwiw,
removes) itself as service. One condition to get this right is to read
the documentation first, which, I think, is always a good idea:Sounds like time for a /bin/inetd.config similar to
/bin/ssh-host-config, /bin/cron.config, etc...
There you'll see that not long ago a special option -D has been added
to allow running inetd under cygrunsrv. But it's not necessary, just
read on in the above document.
Did you call the /bin/iu-config script before starting inetd? Or, in
other words, do you have a valid /etc/inetd.conf file?
Btw., when running on 2K3, the SYSTEM user has not enough privileges
to switch the user context w/o password, which will spoil using rsh a
bit... See the /bin/sshd-host-config script from the openssh package,
which installs not only the sshd serice, but also creates a new user
account called "sshd_server", which has the necessary privileges to do
that. You could remove the inetd service and recreate it again after
running /bin/sshd-host-config like this:I'd argue it's also becoming time for a replacement for the Local System
Account for sshd, inetd and crond, perhaps named daemon instead of
sshd_server which seems decidedly ssh biased. IOW maybe a little config
script to create the daemon user - which the necessarily privileges like
sshd_server - which each/any of the above mentioned config script could
call in order to set up the service. In fact I think this should be the
way to go even on older systems such as 2000 and XP instead of relying
on Local System Account. Then it's a little cleaner that all Cygwin
services requiring any specific permissions runs under the daemon local
cygrunsrv -R inetd
cygrunsrv -I inetd -u sshd_server -w <sshd_server's password> ...
Or you just change the user account in the Services MMC Snap-In.
Andrew DeFaria <http://defaria.com>
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