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Re: Updated: OpenSSH-4.4p1-1 (FAQ ALERT)

On Mon, 16 Oct 2006, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Oct 13 11:20, Charles Wilson wrote:
> > Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > >On Oct 11 16:20, Wells, Roger K. wrote:
> > >>When I installed this my previous installation broke and now the sshd
> > >>server stops immediately when it is started.  Any hints will be
> > >>appreciated.
> > >>thanks
> > >
> > >Maybe that's it:
> >
> > This is bad.  Suppose I am a cygwin user on a machine to which I do not
> > have Administrator privileges.  Until now, I could run a personal sshd
> > on a unique port, and connect back to my windows box.  Now I can't --
> > because, as a non-Admin, I can't create the sshd user.  (and this use
> > case is not a hypothetical; I do this on the job often)
> You can create a fake sshd account in /etc/passwd, using your own
> account. Other than that, I agree.  It's not exactly a nice change.

I think this qualifies (or will soon qualify) as an FAQ...
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